I read every day. Been working my way though the The Wheel of Time again since the final book is out now. I absolutely love Jordan's scale and epic storytelling. I recently finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy, which I highly recommend to anyone. I'm mostly a fiction reader as I tend to find reading as an escape.
I'm getting in shape and eating right. I have been lifting weights regularly and eating a healthier diet. I'm aiming to lose weight over the next year, mostly for health reasons. I'll be starting Aikido classes again soon. I'd like to find someone that places importance on their own health and well being. That's not to say a woman with curves isn't a good thing!
I'm a gamer have been and always will be. Video games, card games, board games, pen and paper games, I do it all. Most of all I tend to enjoy games that involve strategy and require planning and forethought over pure instant gratification games. Also I'm on the lookout for a D&D group if anyone is down let me know. Girls that game are not a requirement. A few of my current favorites are Dayz, The Last of Us, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Diablo 3.
The attributes I admire most are intelligence, honesty. a positive attitude. Most of all a desire for continued learning and growth both personally and professionally. I want someone who challenges me to be a better person everyday, just as I will do the same for them. Also I'm a sucker for dark hair and glasses, and advanced degrees. Lately, I've been trying to expand my interests into new areas so if anyone wants to make me do something totally new and embarrass myself I'm game.
Oh and killing zombies, nothing quite like zombie killin.
For books I mostly stick to typical nerd stuff. Science fiction and fantasy. My absolute favorites being a tie between The Wheel of Time series and A Song of Ice and Fire series. Science fiction classics I got introduced to at young age so authors like Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and of course Arthur C. Clarke. I enjoy biographies and other non-fiction as well. If you have any book recommendations for me feel free to toss them my way.
I listen to anything and everything. I'm not going to make a full list here because it's too much. But I pretty much run the whole spectrum from Swedish Death Metal to Gregorian Chant. A few favorites are: Vienna Teng, Josh Ritter, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Lacuna Coil, Into Eternity, Dream Theater, Frank Sinatra, Conjure One, King Crimson, Joe Satriani, Dredg, Coheed and Cambria, Within Temptation, Iron Maiden, Tom Waits, The Who, Tool, Live, Nightwish, Ayeron, Pink Floyd, Blackfield, Collide, Alice in Chains, The White Stripes, Damien Rice, Buckethead, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Ben Folds Five, Delerium, The Doors, In Flames, A Perfect Circle, Katatonia, Pain of Salvation, Portishead I'm always open to new music so let me know if you have something I should hear.
Again with movies I'm all over the map. But a few major favorites are mine are: Pan's Labyrinth, District 9, Garden State, American History X, Amelie, Office Space, Fight Club, Wasabi, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, Ghost World, Dogma, Clerks, Spirited Away, Seven Samurai, Pulp Fiction, Princess Mononoke.
Farscape, Arrested Development, Community, The IT Crowd, House (I find much of it very silly as a RN but House is just an awesome character), Scrubs (This show has more truth to it then you want to know), Heroes, Star Trek (all the series), Breaking Bad, Futurama, Battlestar Galatica, The Venture Bros, Firefly, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones.
-Music / Pandora.com
One of the most wonderful mediums of expression. I always enjoy being introduced to new artists.
There is a subreddit for EVERYTHING. Also Reddit is awesome.
"There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance"
— Ali Bin Abi Thalib
-Deep meaningful discussions. Anything from cannibalism to video games.
If you really want to know just ask.
Though I have gone to the dark side of Kindle now. Still love my hardcovers and paperbacks though!
-Friends & Family
In the end I just think entirely too much.