I'm a big science fiction guy.
Cloudy light and rainy days bum me out more than the average person.
I can be a bit of an introvert at times.
I hate being the one to make decisions in a group.
I read a lot. I manage to balance being a scholar and being a goofus in semi-passable ways (I hope anyway)
I would sell my soul to have Anthony Bourdain's job.
I'm a night owl; mornings see me at my crankiest and if there's no coffee forget about it.
My sarcasm is never ending but generally good natured. Generally.
Self description is hard you guys. Feel free to ask after anything I didn't list.
Or getting a beer at a bar with friends.
I like to cook but am only sort of good at it though trying to improve.
I like hiking but Illinois is so flat.
I'm involved with my union and a local socialist organization.
Making monsters out of clay
Speaking moderately coherent Arabic and Swahili
Making a damn good bean salad
Making lists, usually of things with no practical application or use.
Sleeping on any kind of transportation except planes for some reason.
Movies: Children of Men, Wet Hot American Summer, Pan's Labyrinth, Total Recall, Dawn of the Dead, Tombstone, Mystery Team, The Usual Suspects, Pretty much any zombie movie ever made; they have to be REALLY bad for me to not like them.
Shows: Parks and Recreation, Bored to Death, Battlestar Galactica, Arrested Development, No Reservations, Bizarre Food, House Hunters International, Game of Thrones. I'm continually embarrassed to admit that I've never seen the Wire or Breaking Bad, even though I've planned on getting into them since forever
Music: mostly hardcore, metal, punk and political and/or science fictional hip-hop
Food: Pretty much anything; I enjoy finding and trying new things. Having said that, I don't think i could ever eat balut. I hate collard greens.
A backpack of some sort
Hot Showers (I actually have gone without these and get that it sounds v privileged, but I just really like them a lot)
I also like just reading or watching a movie and/or having a couple drinks at home. I don't feel obligated to go out on weekends just because I can. Sometimes board games are involved
Disclaimer: I take my politics seriously. If you think unions, socialism, feminism and/or people of color are bad, I advise you move along.