Also, my partner tells me that I should include this in my profile: I once made Orson Scott Card listen to rap.
He was pretty cool about it, but it wasn't his style. Not exactly shocking, I suppose.
When I'm not working, I do many things in varying degrees of nerdiness. I go to board game nights with my buddies, play some D&D now and again, shoot some pool, play some poker, cook things, read, play around with computers, go barhopping, and sing karaoke when I get the chance.
I'm totally slick.
As if compelled to like ballpoints,
I gotta dig Bic.
Or my hat, if I'm wearing one. I have lots. Some are very silly, some are mildly silly, some are quite formal, and some are informal. The common thread among them, though, is that they're all snazzy. ^_~
The Sting, Serenity, almost everything by Hayao Miyazaki, Crank, The Goonies, Surf Ninjas, Mame, Ong Bak, Arsenic and Old Lace
Firefly, BSG, QI, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Good News Week, The Sideshow, Trigun
Barenaked Ladies, The Parliament-Funkadelics, Tegan and Sara, The Beatles, The Ulfuls, Bobby McFerrin, Jonathan Coulton, Tim Minchin, Outkast, Paul Simon, Da Vinci's Notebook,
There are very few foods I don't like. You name it, I'll eat it.
Gattaca, Donnie Darko, Reservoir Dogs, Dogma, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Farscape, Red Dwarf, Amazing Spiderman 2, Iron Man 3, SW The Clone Wars, Original BSG, the last 2 seasons of newer BSG, anything past the first season of Buffy, any anime less than 7 years old, and 97% of things with the words "Star Trek" in their titles...
So, uh, lemme know if you wanna help fix any of that or something.
I should probably say that I'm in a polyamorous relationship or two at the moment, so that might be a dealbreaker for some people. One person I'm seeing is KarmaCreature - check them out! If you don't know about these kinds of relationships and are curious, I'd be happy to talk to you about it, but I have absolutely no interest in trying to convince anyone it's right for them. Nobody can say that for anyone else; it's disrespectful and condescending.
Most people I've talked to about it seem to assume that it's a choice motivated by hedonism or some kind of emotional immaturity. While I enjoy a good bout of hedonism now and again, I wouldn't say it's a driving force in my life; in fact, I'd say pursuing the wisdom maturity brings has been far more of a driving force. It's tough to tell from the inside if you're "emotionally mature" or "wise," but I think I do okay.
Also, I guess I should mention that while, in principle, I'm perfectly happy to exchange infinity messages with you, until I actually meet you in person I won't believe you're not a robot or a hyperintelligent canine alien.