I'm a cycling marathoner (known as a "Fred" to use the proper parlance), which means 100 miles is within my comfort zone.
Additionally, I am very interested in education and am working on a youtube series to teach scientific computing. I can't believe so many PhD students don't know LaTeX when they start their programs!
I'm an avid hiker and would like to summit at least one glacier-infested craggly peak before global warming gobbles them all up.
Incidentally, my favorite sunglasses that happen to be in almost all photos of me are not super glued to my head, I just like being out in the sun.
I spent my childhood contorting my face like silly putty, so I can pull off a pretty slick ape impression. The difference between that and my Steven Seagal face is surprisingly different.
I tend to pride myself in my punctuality, so my goal is to usually arrive a few minutes before I'm expected. This also is a side effect of my car going faster than light speed.
Recently read: Sam Harris - The Moral Landscape, Stephen Colbert's latest book, and Goldberg's greatest hit, Differential Geometry of Varieties With Degenerate Gauss Maps (a real thriller, you won't guess who was the killer in the end)
Some favorite authors: Edwin Abbot, Douglas Adams, Euripides, Isaac Asimov, Joseph Campbell, Philip K Dick, Stephen Hawking, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, JRR Tolkien
TV: Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Star Trek: The Next Generation, South Park, Futurama, The Simpsons (seasons 3-9), Game of Thrones, Colbert Report
Movies: Either ones that have at least an 8 on IMDB or ones that are below a 4. Turkish Star Wars and Manos: The Hands of Fate have a certain artistic panache that rivals Christopher Nolan movies with their directing brilliance.
Musical Artists: Howard Shore, Jeremy Soule, Hans Zimmer, Hotline Miami, Yo-Yo Ma, Brahms, Chopin, Holst, Rachmaninov, Rostropovich, Mischa Maisky, Pavoratti, Daft Punk, Mendelssohn, and whatever really insane music I can rip from youtube to aggravate my car passengers. Latest champion for that last category goes to Lil B.
Food: Thai, Indian, Italian, Turkish, just about any Asian food...
-Whether or not animals think all humans are as dumb as I sound when telling them how good a pet they are
-If entangled particles transmit info through an undiscovered dimension
I have the entirety of the movie The Rock memorized, from dialogue to soundtrack and sound effects.
You should also message if you wish to start up an intelligent conversation.
You can, or are willing to learn how to, play a mean game of chess.