I dance, I sometimes write music, and I play the viola and the piano. These are some of the things I do to distract myself from working on my PhD in Being a Computer Nerd. Also lots of (PC, console) gaming.
My puns are industrial strength, and I preemptively feel sorry for you having to experience them. Besides being silly/ridiculous, I also enjoy discussing serious, weighty issues and geeking out over science/tech/space things. The sociological issues that are all the rage these days are also fun to observe and dissect, and I enjoy doing so with people who understand nuance, context, and shades of grey. The strongest opinion that I have, which defines most of my worldview, is to be suspicious of one-sidedness and extreme strong opinions. That said, I lean left on most issues, but try to never lose my sense of skepticism.
Cats > dogs, but some dogs are okay I guess. Not into sports at all, but I do like playing the occasional pickup game of anything. I've traveled a little bit, and look forward to maybe doing some more once I graduate.
I'm a creative type - INTP if you're into the whole Myers-Briggs thing. I've decided that after I graduate and leave the intensity of a decade plus of university, I want to try my hand at the 'starving artist' schtick and find some people to develop indie video games with. Who knows, it might turn into a non-starving artist gig if it goes well :) There's always the 9-to-5 job option, but I'd like to hold off on that until absolutely necessary.
I've been dancing Swing (Lindy Hop, etc) for a few years now, and am always trying to improve. Have I seen you at Dovercourt House on a Saturday night before, I wonder?
TV and Movies: It's weird to just list a bunch of things here. Let's discover these in-person? I like things with good acting and production values, engaging plots, touching on important issues, but also things with lots of explosions and cheesy one-liners. I'm not sure if there exist something with all of those, though. Oh and I think Rick and Morty is pretty schwifty.
Food: I don't like seafood. While I eat meat, I'm not in love with it or anything. If I had the means, I could happily eat at Vegetarian Haven on Baldwin every day. I'd really miss bacon, though.
Board games: I've been going out with friends to these new places popping up over Toronto that let you play board games while consuming caffeinated/alcoholic beverages. It's a great time, and people keep showing me cool new games.
Computer/console games: I've taken a liking to more indie-type games lately and avoided the blockbuster AAA releases. First-person shooters are my favourite. I still play Doom (from 1993) as the community keeps putting out neverending awesome content to this day. I like to play fun games with people too. Not ashamed to admit enjoying playing with a Wii. If you inwardly/outwardly snickered at that sentence, then we'll get along just great :)
Music: I don't actively go out of my way to listen to music, which is weird because of my musical background. Having said that, I dig almost everything by Daft Punk and Infected Mushroom. (late) Beethoven and Chopin are my classical bros. I'll absolutely go see live music with you if there's dancing involved.
I also idly make up stories/timelines for the squirrels and pigeons I pass on my walks to and from school. Do you think the regular black pigeons ostracize the cream/white-coloured ones?
I started seeing someone recently, but cool friend possibilities are still welcome!