To be alive is to be curious. If you're not curious about new things then what's the point. I want to explore cities, hear new forms of music, read new alphabets, make friends, explore new worlds, seek new life and new civilizations (oh, wait that's another profile). To be a little geeky (that Star Trek reference wasn't even a little geeky, I promise you), let's say that I share at least one quality with the Doctor: if I were to see a werewolf I'd pause long enough to admire it then run like hell.
In person I'm a shy guy. I dread having to go up to strangers at parties and start a conversation but give me a one-way ticket to a foreign city and I draw you a map of all its alleys and by-ways by week's end.
Introducing my friends to new things
Being sort of nerdy
Then they'll notice my accent (somewhere mid-Atlantic) and that I can become absurdly interested in everyday things.
Music: Jacques Brel, Brian Eno, Stan Rogers, Johnny Cash, Bach, Perotin
Chinese food--any region but especially Northeast and Taiwanese. You know, pretty much anything. I love corned beef and cabbage, sweetbreads, doro wat, coulibiac, chicken fried steak, mustard greens, etc. Pretty much every style of cooking. I'm not a big fan of organ meats however. I know they can be tasty but its a cultural since birth sort of thing. (Despite my mother's best efforts--I side with my father on this one).