I grew up in Houston and now I'm moving back. The last several years have been spent in graduate school and teaching in Massachusetts and North Carolina. However, I need to finish my dissertation, and a full time teaching job (in a place with no research-oriented libraries) is not allowing that to happen.
In terms of personality, I'm an odd mixture of quiet and loud: I like going out (especially to art openings, etc., but I greatly value my alone time. I can be dressed to the nines one day, and the next I won't even get out of my pajamas (unless I'm going out of my house of course!).
Also, learning to translate (not necessarily speak, read, and write) languages. As long as I have a cheat sheet for the basic sentence structures of a language (and a dictionary), I can be translating in a matter of days.
• Movies: Not really into them - though I'd like to start watching them more. Lately I've been getting into anything involving Quentin Tarantino and a lot of the older movies on Netflix.
• Shows: most things British, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Nova Science Now, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, lately the old Sherlock Holmes--the Ronald Howard series, and a lot of documentaries. To summarize: shenanigans, more shenanigans, science and information.
•Music: I have at least one artist I listen to in every genre, but I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary country or contemporary rap or hip-hop.
• Food: I'll try just about anything once. I am very inclined towards Thai food, Sushi, and Scotch (though not at the same time).
Also, I love art--my aunt is an artist, I have tons of other friends who are visual artists, and my family owns an art gallery. I am the person that goes through every exhibit, from Pre-Columbian art up to the piece painted yesterday.
1) Books--preferably a library.
2) Paper--how else will I write down my thoughts about the books?
4) Communication--I'll even go back to letters, but I have to be able to communicate with people somehow.
5) Animals--domesticated or wild, preferably both.
6) People--though I might be able to survive limited amounts of this with more of #5.