As typical of many engineer types, I prefer verbally explicit honest communication, use words as descriptors rather than value judgements, fall into problem-solving mode too easily, and am comfortable with silence.
Do not take a lack of response personally - I go through periods where I don't log in to OKCupid for months, and then I'll be on for days at a time.
I am talented, curious, and intellectual.
Update 20160303: After 20 years of long hair, I now have a short rainbow on my head. I feel like an iridescent dragon!
I used to travel. Then I got a mortgage and a fixer-upper. I'm sure I'll say that was a great trade-off in 20 years. Until then, I'll be itching for cheaper adventures!
I hang out with ebullient, playful, self-aware people while coding, adventuring, and performing random acts of kindness. I am often found around other geek-types, with sunny smiles and mischevious sparkling eyes who want to change the world for the better.
I have two far-too-cute-for-my-own-good dogs. At home, the older one is often found coaxing inanimate objects to play with him, and the younger one is often found getting into something he shouldn't. They are so Dog. Much lickings. Wow.
Recently, a coworker I admire introduced me as, "This is $my_real_name. She's awesome!" That made me giggle and made my day.
Books: I love quiet reading time even though I don't make as much time for it as I would like to.
Movies/TV/Music: Though I am pop culture challenged, I'm starting to love Last Week Tonight.
Foods & Beverages: the yummy kinds with calories. My regular diet is approximately 3/4 veggies & 1/4 protein; my favorite beverage is clean water.
Comics: I have developed a taste for Hyperbole and a Half and xkcd, though I am behind for both.
The first few layers of Maslow's hierarchy
Something interesting to learn
Joints that mostly work (Thanks Dr Tanya!)
Peaceful naps in the sun
The scientist in me sees the world not in black and white but in technicolor, full of wondrous discoveries just barely tucked out of sight.
Calculus didn't really make sense until I hit multi-variable calculus, and physics only makes sense if I understand the math behind it.
I am more of a bad-girl-gone-good than a good-girl-gone-bad.
I am scared of heights, rock climb, and have skydived.
I have a pragmatic, logical outside and a squishy, closet-romantic inside.
I often experience synesthesia while reading code, and come with an operating manual. While I love and will always love tech, I work to live, not live to work.
I leave them better than I found them.
I get unreasonably tongue-tied around curvy, confident women, and I'm far more shy than I seem.
I'm about a Kinsey 4.5 and on the homoromantic side, with a bias towards any gender queers.