I like to think I am an intellectual, but I may just have been in school for too long. I recently finished my PhD in computer science, so if you want to discuss the differences between Bayesians and Frequentists, I can oblige, although I would rather discuss what authors we have in common or what we could recreate if we were mysteriously transported back in time. My excessive years of schooling did land me an awesome job in the valley matching jobs to people (no, really, it is interesting work), so maybe it wasn't all for naught.
I'm from the Midwest - moved here almost a year ago from Madison. As any good midwestern, I strike up conversations with taxi drivers, I am always polite, and don't mind a little country music on occasion. I've been settling into San Francisco for the last nine months or so, discovering the people and places that I enjoy, the this and thats of a new culture far far away from my midwest roots, exploring the city and the marvelous surroundings. In fact, I hardly ever get upset when people tell me I have a Canadian accent anymore.
There is a dynamic duality to me. I can be outgoing and social and I can be thrilled to curl up at home with a good book, watch an 80's comedy, or play a game. In a nutshell, I am a laid back guy looking for someone to enjoy the simple things with: a evening cuddling and watching TV, a night out dancing, a weekend hiking in Tahoe, or an afternoon theorizing about the world and life over a beer or two. I prefer Angel Spike, not Edward Jacob. I prefer musicals and opera to symphony and ballet and I would rather dance at a wedding than sit around and chat. If the names Dresden or Atreides mean something to you, we could really have a good time over a cup of coffee. You in? Send a quick note and say hi.
Being excessively quiet.
Movie/TV - movie select pretty much follows my reading interest: Sci-fi/fantasy with a splash of action and comedy thrown in. Like seeming everyone else, I love Game of Thrones, although I found the books a bit tedious.
Music - very eclectic - Blues, 80 Rock, Country, Indie, some R&B/HipHop, and Funk, as well as various musicals. My recent favorite has been the Decemberists, but that is like to change any given week.
An occasional beer. (Doh...the stuff that buys me beer...)