I'm a huge geek, and quite comfortable with that. It's not like I wear a pocket protector or anything, I just like to do geeky things, and I have no shame about it. I have considered trying to do research on the side and get a scientific paper published, just for kicks, for example. Or, for another glimpse at my personality: I often have parties at which we play Rock Band, using software some friends and I wrote to make sure everyone plays all the instruments. If you wouldn't consider yourself a geek, you'd better at least be more than just "fine" with the fact that I'm quite a geek myself. This is quite a thing to me; if you're "fine" with me being a geek, that implies you find something wrong with it, and I'm not "fine" with that finding. You don't have to wait in line for the next big geek movie with me, but you should probably come see it at least one of the times I see it.
I'm passionately liberal. I was an Obama delegate to the TX state convention in 2008. If you voted for McCain and Caribou Barbie or Mitt and that Ayn Rand character, chances are we wouldn't get along.
I'm also an atheist. If you're looking for the guy God has planned for you, trust me, you should keep looking. It's not that I'm intolerant of religious people, I just don't think dating one would make a lot of sense. If, for example, I ever have kids, I don't want them to be taught to be afraid of the sky giant. I've read it. It's an interesting piece of literature, but it's full of horrible, horrible things. Move on.
I am geeky, happy, and comfortable.
I'm currently reading Molecular Gastronomy by Hervé This (the guy who coined the term), and it's changing my life. I'm going to have to buy a sous vide immersion circulator thingy now. Update: I have one! But I don't use it nearly often enough!
Movies: LA Story, Star Wars, Memento, The Avengers.
Music: Sting, Tanya Donelly, Dr. Horrible, Fratellis, Regina Spektor.
TV: Maddow, Daily Show, Colbert, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. SHIELD is the only TV show I watch on TV.
Podcasts (these are what killed TV for me): Radiolab, This American Life, Planet Money, 99 Percent Invisible.
Food: All, but Indian food is my current favorite. My favorite thing is to eat something I haven't tried, though. I also have an off-menu taco named for me at Tacodeli (the Jon the Geek Portabella Mole, soooo delicious).
Pet: Dogs, but I like (or at least tolerate) all animals. Westley (the Dread Puppy Roberts) cemented this preference in May 2012, and he is made of awesome.
YouTube Channel/Community: Vlogbrothers
Holiday: Fall Backoween.