I'm empathetic and passionate, simultaneously knowledgable (because I have a great memory and love learning) and tuned out (because my job consumes a lot of time and brainspace). Probably my most significant character trait is my addiction to learning - recent dalliances include app-making, trying to memorize the Chicago grid, and figuring out how to build an underwater robot. Two of those three things I jumped into because I wanted to be able to bring them to my students - and what better way to teach someone to love learning than to be passionately curious yourself?
(Note: Because I am a teacher, many of my answers to the sexy questions are private. Message me if you really wanna know how I'd answer something.)
Mostly my hobbies have dwindled to biking, reading non-fiction, and trying to keep myself alive. The list of things I wish weren't my hobbies includes constantly refreshing Metafilter and xkcd and spending too much money on coffee.
TV: Inside Amy Schumer, Mad Men, Louie, 30 Rock, The Wire, Daria, Broad City, The Comeback, Orange is the New Black, and Garfunkel and Oates. I also like watching John Oliver yell about stuff.
Movies: The Sessions, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Freeway, Let the Right One In, Safety Last!, Jackie Brown, Amelie, Nurse Betty, Ghost World, Raising Arizona, WALL-E, I'm Through With White Girls, Singin' in the Rain, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, The Incredibles, Drop Dead Gorgeous, O Brother Where Are Thou, Dear White People, A Serious Man, The Apartment, Slums of Beverly Hills, Night of the Hunter, The Act of Killing (though it seems inappropriate to list that here...)
Books: Intuition (Allegra Goodman) remains the fiction book that I feel I understand inside and out. Inga Muscio influenced me tremendously as a teenager and I will always love that, as did Dark Alliance by Gary Webb. Economix. The Influencing Machine.
Parasite Rex (Carl Zimmer), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot), Cruddy (Lynda Barry), Guns, Germs and Steel (Jared Diamond), Teaching With Love and Logic (Fay/Funk), El Eternauta (Hector Oesterfeld). Eric Schlosser is a great and accessible investigative journalist and I can't wait to read his book about the criminal justice system. Simon Rich makes me giggle. Ta-Nehisi Coates makes me feel.
Also, I read a LOT of graphic novels/comic books, since I think they are a great way to get students to learn history/fall in love with stories. The new Ms. Marvel? Awesome.
Music: I like nice melodies and good voices, but I also like horns and bongos.
Joe Cuba, Trombone Shorty, Devotchka, Odetta, Harry Nilsson, Kanye West, CocoRosie, The Blow, Ana Tijoux, The Mamas and the Papas, Leningrad, Of Montreal, The Coasters, Gogol Bordello, Os Mutantes, The Magnetic Fields, The Very Best, Violent Femmes, Jean Grae, James Brown, Lou Reed, Love is All, Zee Avi, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jens Lekman, Nellie McKay, Amanda Palmer
Intellectual stimulation (aka good books/movies/TV)
About an hour of introvert time daily
A reasonable amount of routine
Stuff that can photosynthesize
What are my responsibilities as a member of the global upper class
What will help each of my students to become better learners and more empathetic humans
You shouldn't message me if you messaged >25 other girls/boys today. You also shouldn't message me if you believe in either astrology (because we have enough evidence to draw a conclusion) or the existence of a fair meritocracy, or talk about your ex-girlfriends disrespectfully.