Lately this has mostly expressed itself by my participating in the Society for Creative Anachronisms which is a medieval recreation organization. Like a ren-faire on steroids. I mostly do swordfighting but am also the St Louis' group's principal herald at present. I also do Tudor/Renaissance era garb and am wanting to learn more about medieval cooking.
I attend sci-fi and anime conventions. Used to cosplay, but creepers got creepy so I've mostly quit. Now I mostly give science talks.
I'm a pretty large introvert. Generally don't go to parties unless I know everyone there. Being expected to be social with numerous people I don't know just causes anxiety for me. One person at a time is fine though.
Random fun fact: I have a credit in a NOVA documentary.
I'm usually better on the weekends and try to do something productive and/or social at least once a week.
Math: For my degree, I'm not actually that great. I'm somewhat dyslexic and when your superscripts and subscripts switch themselves around and your equations rewrite themselves, it's a bitch. But by most people's standards I'm a math genius.
Public Speaking: I've been doing panels at conventions for 9 years with audiences of over 1,000. In high school I had a huge fear of public speaking but forced myself to take theater classes to get over it. My senior year I was on the comedy sports (think "Whose Line Is It Anyway") team for the Drama III class. I now figure that if I can get in front of my fellow high school students who will hate you no matter what and do something I haven't rehearsed, then there's no way I can let myself be scared speaking to a sympathetic/interested audience with something I have.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series - Laini Taylor
Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
Harry Potter - JK Rowling
Legend Series - Marie Lu
The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
The Martian - Andy Weir
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
The Lego Movie
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars (some more than others...)
Pretty much everything Ghibli
Agents of Shield
Star Trek (currently on: Voyager)
Natsume's Book of Friends
Polar Bear's Cafe
Spice and Wolf
Sword Art Online
Goo Goo Dolls
3) Free time
4) Good food
6) Did I mention the internet?
- scientifically literate
- caring about social justice