I'm currently returning to university to pursue degrees in Cognitive Science. This is after having spent my twenties trying everything under the sun; things like carpentry, data entry, sculpting, stage hand, book binding, book selling, bartending and probably a bunch more that I just can't think of at the moment.
For fun I sculpt, make 3d CG art, write, day-dream, read a lot of non-fiction and a bit of fiction, look for new and unusual music, but then again, I don't really have much time during the regular semesters. So what little time I have I usually try to spend with friends.
I'm generally a really laid back person. Most of the time I'd rather just go out and people watch or just have a long interesting conversation with one person. Mostly, I'm just here to expand all of my social horizons, even if the nature of this site may suggest a certain preference.
I am erudite, eccentric, and circumlocutious
(Update: while not a huge drift from CogSci, I'm concentrating more on Applied Complex Adaptive Systems now...)
I tend to find the strangest things funny for no easy to explain reason, so people often notice that I laugh at odd points in a conversation.
And if we must be shallow, then people probably notice the long hair and full beard (especially when it is braided) before anything else.
Movies: mostly things that have a lot of CG recently, I like trying to figure out how this or that was done. Aside from that, my favorite directors are Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki.
I'm also really interested in the Talks from TED videos posted on the TED website. If you haven't heard of them you should check out TED.com
Music: all sorts of things... I guess most of all I like things like Deep Forrest, Enigma, Unkle Ho. But my playlist includes 80s, french rap, gamelan, Tom Waits, heavy metal, Lilith Fair, classic jazz, movie scores, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Kanno etc.
...also, this should be required listening for everyone that has an online profile ANYWHERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avxpn_MsPYs
Food: Sushi, Lasagnia, Portabella Fajitas, BBQ Ribs, Indian Curry, Tai Stirfry, Dark Chocolate, Chianti, Sunshine Wheat Beer, Mango Smoothies, Oolong Tea, and so on... I also really like trying new foods and drinks.
Doubly so, if you are close enough (and inclined) to do so over a beer (or coffee) sometime.
Or if you would like to hear the sordid details of my wild past... of course, that's something that will probably only happen over a beer.