So who am I? I'm an Irish-Canadian who loves science (and is in the process of making a career out of it). While I'm a biologist by trade, I have a great amount of interest in astronomy, psychology, and just about every other field.
I'm also an amateur writer, but who isn't these days?
Okay, so I'm a little short of the last two of those (or else what would I be doing here?), but the urge to use a Princess Bride quote was just too great. I actually am a fencer, for what it's worth, but while I've been at it on and off for eight years now, I'd still hesitate to say that I'm really good at it.
What I'm probably most proud of, however, is managing to rejigger all my various mental problems to cancel each other out and leave me with something approximating emotional maturity. With a bunch of useful cognitive tricks thrown in.
I don't regularly watch a lot of television, but when I do get hooked on a series I tend to marathon it. This is usually one of the geeky classics: Doctor Who, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, Supernatural, Star Trek, and so on.
And slightly less pedantically, though probably no more interesting:
1. A good book and a light to read it by.
2. Warm, comfortable clothing.
3. Good friends to spend time with.
4. An interesting question to focus my attention on.
5. Somewhere quiet to relax.
6. A decent computer with internet access. It's like having a dozen libraries, all indexed, right at my fingertips.
I'm also fond of discussions of mythology, extraterrestrial intelligence, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism in general.