i love nerd culture and almost everything about it. Dragon*Con is my Christmas.
i am amazingly well-socialized, can carry on a conversation about nearly any topic, and get along with just about everyone i've ever met. :-)
(watch, i'm going to regret that last statement. next date: Klan meeting.)
my world is small and huge at the same time. you'll see.
i also have been DJing for a number of years. i play at a couple of fine establishments around town and highly enjoy making people do the dance.
i have been known to play kickball in a league, and have been playing with the same group of people for 5+ years.
love to travel whenever i get a chance. a couple of years ago i went to Japan for my birthday (thanks friends!!!). oh, that place is MAGICAL!
but there's more. oh, so much more . . .
i wouldn't say that it's a thing that's noticed, since you wouldn't know to notice it unless you know my age - but i don't look my age. i have yet to have anyone guess correctly . . .
douglas adams, jim butcher, robert e howard, weis & hickman, neil gaiman, patrick rothfuss, robert jordan, tad williams
i'm a huge fantasy / sci-fi (mostly fantasy) book reader. like - i read a lot of books. i'm not physically huge. i LOVE the Song of Fire and Ice series (what an awesome show, too), and the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. i also read a couple of urban fantasy authors - Rob Thurman, Kevin Hearne, Thomas Sniegoski.
i would list the book that i'm currently reading here, but i would have to go and update my profile every week or so - yeah, i'm a serial reader :-) so . . . here ya go: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6052676-adam
some of my favorite movies:
the Conan films
the original Star Wars trilogy
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
i don't watch much TV, but when i do i'm watching:
Game of Thrones
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Legends of Tomorrow
The IT Crowd
Parks and Recreation
How I Met Your Mother
i do like Big Bang Theory on the basic level, but they kind of go over the top sometimes being "nerdy" . . .
i also like comedy. BIG Mitch Hedberg fan (R.I.P.), Donald Glover, Garfunkel and Oates, Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Peretti, George Carlin (R.I.P.), Barry Sobel, Tig Notaro, Anthony Jeselnik.
the Avatar cartoon series got me HOOKED (original and Korra). i keep up with my Bleach manga and Naruto, and will grab any good anime series that i come across. I've got to catch up on my series . . . i believe i'm about to start RWBY and a smattering of others.
music, wow, where do i start (yes i'm breaking the : format).
honestly, my interests go from Metallica (old stuff) to Enya (yeah i admit it) to A Tribe Called Quest. my FAVORITE groups of all time are: Cocteau Twins, Lush, the aforementioned Tribe Called Quest, Depeche Mode, and the Cure. i'm big into female vocalists, shoegaze, new wave, 80s . . . artists like Midnight Juggernauts, Crystal Castles, Little Boots . . . i started out my DJing (note: i do NOT DJ for a living!!!) playing hip hop and house, then branching to drum and bass / jungle for 9 years - nowadays i mainly play indie dance/electro, and i do a goth night here and there, but you really should always expect a surprise! my musical landscape is kind of ALL OVER THE PLACE. we'll have to talk.
or you can look here: http://www.last.fm/user/kyds3k
latest new (and "old" new) music:
Savages (cannot express enough my love of their latest album)
Mazzy Star's latest album - on REPEAT
i also made a KILLER old-school hip-hop mix on Spotify. Spotify RULES.
anything my mom cooks (with the exception of rutabagas, BLEAH). i feel bad when i go to soul food restaurants, because i'm like "hmmm i could go to my folks' house and have this better . . ."
not a vegetarian but can appreciate the choice and i like vegetarian/vegan restaurants (Sunflower Cafe and Harmony especially).
some of my favorite restaurants in town are Argosy, El Myr(iachi), Eats, Little Trouble, Victory, the Bookhouse, Hajime - delicious! i love trying new places, as well. i have some friends that just opened some spots that need to be tried. i will forewarn, i am a spice and oysters enemy.
internet (it's my job!)
YOU (just kidding, been doing ok so far)
how many licks it takes to get the center of a Tootsie Roll pop
who that girl is that's running around with you (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9gY7ugc-Q)
what my name, quest, and favorite color are
da mystery of da chessboxin'
which of my myriad unstarted projects to start on
something else to add to this list
(yes, the dormice are back! i conquered the jujubes but those relentless dormice)
also, if you're NOTHING like this chick: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/my-okcupid-affair-with-a-world-champion-magic-the-gathering-player (can you feel my NERD RAGE growing?)
(note: the screen name is a Hitchhiker's Guide reference, not a predilection for 42-year-olds (nothing against 42-year-olds!))