I'm currently doing research for my PhD, and then hoping to find a professorship somewhere, preferably on the East Coast. I like teaching mathematics more than the research, but I would go insane teaching high school. Right now I have a teaching position at CityTech in Downtown Brooklyn.
My wife SheWolf04 and moved back east to New York in the summer of 2014, and love being back here with our friends again. She spent five years and I spent one year with her out in Chicago. While I do love that city, New York is our home.
I finally got a great roleplaying group together, and that is a blast. I also head over to Modern Myths in Mamaroneck on Saturdays for board gaming and occasional RPG one shots. I also try and do some writing in my spare time (sometimes related to my gaming addiction, sometimes just my own random stories). I play video games, mostly RPGs, but I also dabble in DDR, Guitar Hero, and I'm willing to try just about anything if there's fun people involved. I love just sitting around watching movies/TV shows, but also enjoy going out, though I'm not much of one for the bar/club scene. Anywhere with an extensive craft beer list is sure to interest me. I also spend plenty of time studying mathematics, whether for research or just to pass the time.
As for other fun activities, I'm not a terribly physically active person, but that doesn't mean I'm a total couch potato either. I ride my bike places whenever I can, and I love hiking on trails, or playing ultimate. At least I love doing these things with fun company.
I am a nerd, weird, and amusing
I style myself as a bit of a writer, though when it comes to being creative I seem to have a horrible case of ADD. I've started dozens of short stories, but only ever managed to finish 2 in the past few years. I keep getting distracted by something else, find I'm too busy and the like. Now that my life seems to be running much more smoothly than it was, I'm hoping I can change that. I really love writing, even if its just fun adventure tales, and want to get better at it. My biggest influences are Robert E. Howard, Alexandre Dumas, and the countless other swashbuckling tales I've read over the years. I'd love to have something of mine actually published, or at the very least turned into something with readership, like a webcomic or something.
Also, depending on my mood, it might be the random ruckus I'm making. As an example, there was a day some time ago when I was biking home from work. There was a car stopped at a red light with a bumper sticker I thought was really cool (No I don't remember what it was). So I knocked on the guy's window, motioned for the driver to roll it down, and told him how awesome the bumper sticker was. I said goodbye and continued on my way.
Movies - Same tastes, but also toss in superhero flicks, somewhat intelligent action movies (Indiana Jones - Yes, The Fast & The Furious - No), romantic comedies, anything by Kevin Smith (37, and if you get that, please message me), and some horror. My all time favorite movies are High Fidelity, The Empire Strikes Back, Serenity, Clerks, and The Avengers. I also enjoy attending Rocky Horror every now and again.
Also, as stated above, I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, and watch anything of his I own on DVD (Need Dollhouse but otherwise I'm all good) on a fairly regular basis. Not to the point of insanity, in my opinion, but every now and then. It gets my creative juices flowing watching a genius of story and dialogue at work.
As for other genre shows, I also love Farscape, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who (While I will always love David Tennant, Matt Smith and Amy Pond just knocked at of the park with their run on the show). On the comedy front, I'm a fan of Parks & Recreation, Community. I'm also RIDICULOUSLY excited for Agents of SHIELD.
Music - Other than modern rap (80s and some 90s stuff is ok) and country, I'm willing to listen to just about anything. My favorite genres are punk rock and ska. Top 5 bands are Streetlight Manifesto, Dropkick Murphys, Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I'm also slowly but surely becoming a fan of classic rock, though I don't actually own any; when I want a fix of that I play Guitar Hero.
Other - Since there's no real place for it, I figure I'll put some info here on the types of games I enjoy. As mentioned previously, I really enjoy roelplaying games, especially those with strong historical influences. I'm also a big fan of board and card games, my top five being (in no particular order) are Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Arkham Horror, Small World, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.
2. My dice (roleplaying nerd strikes again)
4. My bike (I hate driving, its how I get around)
5. Being able to read
So ummmm, yeah. Random thoughts pretty much sums it up.
Otherwise, just at home, relaxing, and probably watching TV or a movie. And since I'm poor right now, TV means watching a TV on DVD that I either own or got on Netflix. Yeah Netflix + Internet is the same price as cable, so which one do you think I'm gonna get?
I am married, so I'm just looking for friends to hang out with, especially people who share my geeky interests.