When I'm not understanding huge systems of equations, I'm teaching youngins how to math. I'm a TA at OSU, usually for one of the Calculus courses. I'd love to teach higher level math one day, especially real and complex analysis.
I'm also very good at making poor D&D choices. Ask me about my wizard, my swashbuckler, or my party of bards, affectionately dubbed "The Bardy"
Movies: I love musicals, my favorites being Doctor Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog and Repo! The Genetic Opera. I'm also a fan of a number of animated movies, in particular classic Disney movies, as well as everything by Studio Ghibli. And most sci-fi and fantasy movies will pull me in with ease.
Shows: I'm finding that I'm a big fan of shows from the BBC. Doctor Who and Sherlock, in particular. And not just modern Doctor Who, I'm also a fan of the classics, especially the fourth Doctor. Aside from that, I love fantasy (Game of Thrones) and sci-fi, (particularly anything by Whedon), as well as some good, classic, cartoons and anime.
Music: Mostly metal (Kamelot, Dream Theater, Blind Guardian, to name a few), or swing music (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gordon Webster), though I enjoy anything that I can dance to. Also, video game themed bands, ( Instalok, Pentakill, the Protomen), will always have a special place in my heart.
Also, I occasionally DJ for a few different dance events in town (Swing, Blues, and Fusion, specifically). If you have any recommendations for good songs/artists to add to my library, I will love you forever.
Food: Pizza and sushi are awesome, but I'll eat just about anything. Also a big fan of Taco Bell. Of course, home made food is the best, especially when made from scratch.
2. Mathematics gets second place, since it's what's brought me this far in life. Math is my long-term goal, and sometimes the sole motivation I have at the end of the day to keep on keeping on. Math is what brought me across the country once, and what brought me back, and now I'm waiting to see where it takes me next.
3. Instant cup ramen. It's incredibly cheap, incredibly easy, and tastes
4. Taco Bell. Fancier than instant ramen while still relatively cheap. Perfect for the graduate student with a little bit of class. Emphasis on little.
5. A pack of chalk and a few whiteboard markers. The first day I taught a class, I walked in without any, thinking there would be some in the classroom. Seeing none, I definitely did not panic despite what some people may tell you, and you shouldn't believe them if they tell you I did, but instead I ran to the empty room across the hall and stole a few markers. Now, if I'm on campus, I almost always have some with me.
6. A pair of knitting needles and some yarn. I started knitting a few years ago, and it's such a soothing, relaxing hobby, until I drop a stitch, then all hell breaks loose.
I also think a lot about an upcoming D&D campaign (or it might be Pathfinder, we haven't decided yet). We're calling it the Bardy, all the players are Bards. I'm excited for it, and it's making me wonder if I should have gotten into musical theater instead of math.
You want to start a knitting circle.
You need a duet partner for karaoke (WARNING: Haven't done karaoke in over a year, I will be slightly rusty. Slightly.)
You're looking for a player 2.
You need a PokePal for walking through parks and catching Pokemon.