I work as a freelance translator, so I don't meet actual people during office hours and only have e-mail contact with my clients. I mostly like that. And not having colleagues means I have tons of social energy to spend when I'm not working. (Pants being optional is also a nice part of the job. My boss is very relaxed about that.)
I fit pretty well into the category "humanist". After my gymnasium studies I studied Latin, history of ideas and Greco-Roman history. I've always found the natural sciences really interesting as well, but my mind wraps itself around words than number.
One of my favorite things to do in life is ending up at parties where I only know one or two people. Preferably just the host/hostess so my connection doesn't have much time to talk to me anyway. I like the challenge of getting to know strangers.
I run to stay (somewhat) in shape. I decided to lose some weight a while ago, so I got rid of about 10 kg, which felt good. An unexpected side-effect of that was having to recalibrate my alcohol tolerance. Still working on that.
I also sing in a not in the least famous band. We released an album a while ago and it got mostly nice reviews.
Although, sometimes I ask myself the question "What am I doing with my life?" and don't really come up with an answer. We live for a short while, and then we're dead forever, so the only reasonable approach is to make the most of it.
I've heard that I'm good at listening. But that's only true if other the person has something at least remotely interesting to say. Most people have interesting things to say if they open up just a little, though. That's the hard part, I guess.
Someone told my I have social ninja skills. I'm not exactly sure what it meant, but it sounded really, really good. I can be shy when I really like someone, which makes those skills a lot less useful when they are actually needed. Stupid brain.
Recently, friends have said that I'm good at enjoying life. Since my goal with existing is basically to enjoy it, that made me very happy to hear. In the end, I'm the only judge of that, of course, but someone else recognizing it as an active part of my behavior was reassuring.
Moving pictures: Monty Python, almost anything by Lars von Trier, The Anchorman, Spinal Tap, Neon Genesis Evangelion and lots more.
Music: Soap&Skin, Nina Simone, Judas Priest, Satyricon, Die Antwoord, Rotting Christ, Darkthrone, Fiona Apple, Wolves in the Throne Room, Anna von Hausswolff, Susanne Sundfør.
Video games: All of the Portal, Gears of War, Halo and Mass Effect series. And Titanfall (I'm gen 3 at the time of writing). I wish I could write a bunch of cool indie games, but I seem to be a sucker for AAA titles. Sometimes that makes me worry that I'm just really average.
Food: Italian, German, Czech, Japanese, Thai, Swedish. In vegetarian incarnations (heh).