I like reading, writing and learning new things in general. I'm tragically behind in my reading list. Poor Mr. Diamond is languishing somewhere in storage, and here I sit, uneducated.
I have a wide range of interests, from programming, art and the chemistry of cooking to linguistics.
My favorite defense mechanisms are intellectualization and humor.
I have an undergrad degree in Biotechnology and remain passionately interested in how life works, though I'm more interested in technical communication than labwork.
I don't do 'clubbing' and I'm amazed that people waste so much time and money buying tickets to sports games. It has all the appeal of watching people exercise.
I'm honest, blunt and loyal. I prefer people who are willing to be direct and speak their minds, solve problems rationally, and get on with their lives.
I believe that anyone who loves reading Tolkien is worth talking to. I read The Silmarillion solely for the purpose of being able to argue "author's intent" with my friends. I used to do archery and fencing, rock climbing, and paintballing but haven't had the time or opportunity lately.
Together, Terry Pratchet and myself are the living embodiments of sarcasm. We have sold a combined total of roughly 40 million books worldwide.
I've been a teacher, an e-learning specialist, a professional writer (short essays only. I have no attention span), and I do freelance web design. Recently, I helped make a 3D game in Unity, for which I am very proud of myself.
For those into Meyers Briggs, I'm an INTP.
Intelligence is a huge turn on.
I am honest, literate, and inquisitive