Also, I'm a transplant from the Midwest.
Um, you mean things you might actually care about? That's harder to specify. Writing. Conversations. I also play a decent game of Dominion.
_The Fifth Elephant_
_Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality_ (which is technically fanfiction, I suppose, but far better than the actual books)
_Perdido Street Station_ and _The Scar_
_The Poisoner's Handbook_
_How to Cook Everything_ (because I swear by the Bittman)
_Battlestar Galactica_ (for three and a half seasons; the show was unfortunately canceled two-thirds through the final episode)
_Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ (mainly for the first three seasons)
_The Rachel Maddow Show_ (which I listen to in podcast form semi-religiously)
_Cosmos_ (because it's awesome)
* The Maddow Show
* The Bible Geek
* Hardcore History
* Strong Towns
* The Memory Palace
Favorite Games (because, honestly, with the possible exception of "Inception", I haven't seen a movie that really impressed me in awhile):
* Dominion (plus any of the expansions besides Alchemy)
That's five, because my iPhone is a cell phone AND a GPS system. I'm not sure how we survived without both of them.
Also, given the nature of my research, whether heavy water tastes much different from regular water. And whether it is possible to distinguish between isotopically labeled compounds on scent alone.
I have a stupid number of trashy historical romance novels on my Kindle. Mind-fluff is the only way I survived writing my dissertation.
Every few weeks, I do medieval reenactment: I dress up in handmade garb and sit outside and knit while full-grown men in armor hit each other or learn about yet another fiber arts-related hobby I will never have time for. We don't use Ye Olde English, though. That would just be silly.
Also, I don't have a car -- in part because I'm a terrible, very paranoid driver. (Also, having lived in college towns for most of my adult life, I've come to love walking. I'll be miserable if or when I have to move to a city that's totally car-dependent.) If that's a dealbreaker for you, don't message me.
My one major dealbreaker is reproductive rights. Don't support them, don't message me.