I grew up mostly in Utah (not a Mormon) and Massachusetts, and I used to ski or snowmobile a mile and a half to my car everyday in high school. Gave me a very different idea of what constitutes a difficult commute than most people. I am a nerd and proud of it. I also like to draw. Climbing things is also a lot of fun. I once climbed a wall upside down. I also climbed The Alamo on Astor Place in NYC more than once. I overuse the word 'also'. I once donned ArcAttack's chainmail suit and danced with half a million volt sparks hitting me. That was fun!
I try to be nice to everyone, and am always slow to judge others. That being said, I can also be brutally honest, or tactlessly honest, with others, and inadvertently hurt people's feelings. But I only normally do so because I care. Try to have a sense of humor about anything, and when things get too sad or too serious, my first inclination is to inject some absurdity into the situation and lighten the mood.
I have a tendency to break into random accents, especially quasi British ones, sometimes for hours on end. I also have a tendency to unintentionally mimic the accents of the people I am talking to if their accent is strong enough.
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson (everyone should read these books), Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Tripod Series, Dragonriders of Pern, Ender's Series by Orson Scott Card, anything Terry Pratchet or Terry Goodkind, The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman, and so much more. I somewhat obsessively collect electronic books, on pretty much any and all topics. I currently have more books than it is possible to read in a normal human lifetime, and that makes me happy.
Stardust, Princess Bride, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Snatch, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Team America, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Serenity, Treasure Planet, Super Troopers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and more
Lie to Me, Castle, Dollhouse, Firefly, Human Target, Doctor WHo, Sherlock, Stargate, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Elementary, Arrow, Breaking Bad,
Caravan Palace, Skrillex, the Bollox, Mumford and Sons, Cherry Ghost, Arc Attack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Dropkick Murpheys, Flogging Molly, Flobots, Modest Mouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Collective Soul, Led Zeppelin, Noir Desir, Nek, Modena City Ramblers, Imagine Dragons, kind of anything and everything, but especially genre crossovers, like the acoustic version of Heyah.
music and Dance
I also think a lot about how to encourage people, specifically children, to get involved in making things and develop an interest in math, science, and technology.
If you think you could handle skiing through a blizzard as party of your commute.
If you find anything about my profile interesting. I wouldn't recommend going on match percentage with me. I have answered waaaay too many of those questions, and did so quite a while ago, so they don't necessarily reflect my current views, opinions or desires. Don't like my position on something but otherwise think we would get along, then ask me for clarification on my answer :)
If you happen to know what BAHfest is.
If you want to dance, or play in the outdoors, or go to a museum or a show. I am up for adventures of any sort, or maybe every sort?