And now back to the regularly scheduled self-description...
When my car caught fire in my driveway (mouse nests on exhaust manifolds are a bad combination if you're wondering) I calmly walked inside, picked up a fire extinguisher, and put the fire out. Within two hours I had the damage assessed and new parts on order. But I can't keep my desk even remotely organized.
My e-book reader has the phrase "Don't Panic" etched into it.
I have run out of bookshelf at least twice in the past year.
Caffeine is a necessary part of my life.
I am a technology junkie, but I often carry a fountain pen and I still have a rotary landline and I appreciate both without a touch of irony. (The rotary dialer app I used to have on my smartphone may have been a bit over the top though.)
I'm an inveterate tinkerer. I can change brakes and rotors, rebuild a carburetor, fix a running toilet, wire a lightswitch, build a computer, root a smartphone, and waste hours playing with those Buckyball magnets. Basically, if I can take it apart to see how it works, I probably will, or at least I'll look up schematics somewhere.
I'm definitely a geek, even if life gets in the way of it sometimes. I'm dreadfully behind on reading A Song of Ice and Fire and even on Wheel of Time, but I do at least know the difference between Sindarin and Quenya. And yes, I do enjoy video games when I have time (not often lately), but I don't let the geek stop my involvement with the three-dimensional world; my Coleman stove, tent, and sleeping bag see real use too.
I know that's sort of all over the map, but that's why I came out to Seattle after all. Where else is better for a tech geek who loves the chance to pack it all up and unplug in the woods for a weekend, or a week?
I also spent a week in the Alaskan interior a couple Februaries ago helping native villagers with their taxes as part of a volunteer program. Nothing quite like riding 3.5 miles in a sled behind a snowmobile from the airstrip into town to prepare tax returns. A ridiculous amount of fun and I really hope I'm able to go again sometime.
If you're looking for a better answer, you'll have to get to know me and then ask my friends.
Movies: Everything from "Dirty Harry" and "Bullett" to "The Muppets." And the original Star Wars trilogy, but not the prequel crap.
Shows: I'll admit it, Star Trek is up there. Along with Community, Scrubs, Bones, and How I Met Your Mother. I also have to admit to taking a guilty pleasure in watching Magnum P.I. on Netflix.
Music: Mostly rock (especially classic) but you can catch me listening to just about anything except rap/hip-hop/R&B. I appreciate that there are incredibly talented artists in those categories but I've just never been able to get interested.
Otherwise, just the usual things: Whether hopping on the ferry up to Ketchikan is a feasible random trip and, if not, whether riding to Glacier National Park on the motorcycle is a good alternative. Realizing that I have no way to strap a tent and sleeping bag to the motorcycle. Devising a way to fix that.
You have a lack of impish people in your life.
You can understand that people with whom you disagree are not evil, not even bad, rather, that they simply view the world through a different lens.
You are OK with the fact that I own firearms; you don't need to love shooting or even be remotely interested in anything firearms related, but if you think it's "wrong" to own firearms we're not a relationship match.