I've gone through and updated this a bit as of December 2014
I guess I'll start with my personality, good and bad.
I like to think I'm pretty smart, though I wouldn't dare to assume that as true. I don't like to assume much, so I'm always questioning everything inside my head. My mind doesn't ever seem to turn off... it's not like I'm always sorting out the world's existential crises or anything, but when people tell me to "relax" or "stop thinking", I sincerely have trouble with that. In summary: I overthink.
Until you get to know me, and until I'm comfortable around you, I'm a somewhat shy guy. Not that I don't talk, or am overly quiet... it just takes awhile for me to warm up to new people I suppose. I'm just not a very outgoing guy usually. I like to think of myself as reserved. I enjoy really deep conversations way more than I would enjoy something like going to a bar and getting smashed (I've done that never). I don't think that's the best analogy in the world, or probably in this text box, but whatever. Of course, once I get to know you, then I open up and you get the full range of my personality.
I like conversation. Sometimes I can get pretty debate-ish about what I'm talking about, but I never mean it aggressively - it's just that if I have a belief in something, it's a strong belief and I want to defend my position on it. But even if we completely disagree on something, I'll love conversing about it. I think exploring differences through conversation/debate/whatever is a really good way to understand someone's personality and philosophy.
I'm honest wherever possible. I'm really bad about secret keeping and I'm an awful liar, so it's just easier for me to not deceive... plus the whole idea of deception seems immoral.
I'm correcting your grammar inside my head while you're talking. Just thought I'd let you know.
I like doing things, but never know what to do. Basically, evening plans for me go like this:
Friend: Lets do something
Me: I don't know what, you pick
Friend: Hey, lets (says something)
Me: Hmm, okay.
I dedicate myself to my interests. If I want to be with someone or be active in something, I will be. Because of the depth I try to achieve in those sorts of things, I'm usually very singularly minded about whatever it is.
You have to get to know me. I don't open up to a lot of my personality immediately. I can be sarcastic and witty, but not with someone I'm not comfortable around. If I start acting carefree, you'll know I'm having the time of my life.
I'm not a stereotype. I don't lisp and my wrist has absolutely no problems with not going limp. (yeah, double negative, I caught it too). I don't have a problem being jovial, however. I just try to be me, and not affected one way or the other by a stigma that society has set.
I'm always wanting to improve myself as a person. I don't think I'm anywhere near perfect.
All that will change in January though, when I start work for a small Publication Company.
I used to play the trumpet (three years in middle school band baby) and then took up the drumset. I may not be able to confidently say I'm good at anything else, but drumming is my forte (pardon the music pun). There's no way to really turn off the drummer inside me, I'm always lightly tapping or something to keep the beat going (or the polyrhythmic paradiddle in time, anyway). I used to be in a band, and wrote the lyrics too. I find that words and rhythm compliment each other. But I digress.
Movies, hmm... I guess this is the part of this one-sided conversation where you learn I like Star Trek. Grew up with it. I can't speak Klingonese, and I don't attend conventions, but some of the shows rocked. Other movies I like: Anchorman, Miracle, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, a lot of Kevin Smith films... I like movies but hardly ever get around to watching them. OH yeah! And my favorite animated movies are the Ice Age series. I loves them! Oh, and Wall-e. That's probably my favorite movie ever, but I've only seen it a few times so I don't spoil it.
Music: Here's a subject I can talk about. Favorite band ever: Rush. That never changes. Runner up band: Porcupine Tree. Other bands/artists I like: Blackfield, Sylvan, Five for Fighting, Boston, BT, Kansas, King Crimson, The Beatles (duh), Mika (one of my fruity vices), No Man, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Queen, REO Speedwagon, Royksopp, Styx, The Fray, The Police, The Who, Tiles, Yes, Zero 7, Wilco, Panic At the Disco, Guillemots. I'm exiting a very prog period in my life, moving on to more poppy stuff. Also, I listen to jazz and classical music frequently. I love almost all music though, so I can always try out what you're listening to! =D
Food? I like food. Thai food is my absolute favorite food.