But we need to get our story straight, because if we say we met in a coffee shop, it's going to get real awkward when they find out I don't drink coffee. So lets say we met when I tried to enlist your cat in the impending class-war, and our first date was at the Harry Potter fan fiction seminar. No one will suspect a thing!
For reals though, I'm working on a graduate certificate program in Instructional Design in preparation for a new career. I've just gotta survive the next few months because I'm excited about my future prospects!
If that's the case, the last one is my Mazda3. It's nice. It's also been a wonderful companion on a couple of cross-country road trips.
But games capture my imagination in ways that few other topics do. Games are fascinating on so many levels: developing optimal strategies for winning using logic and mathematics, games as sociological experiments and social lubricant, game design, games as a medium for storytelling, games as educational tools, games in a historical context, games as high art, and games as crass entertainment. I've taken multiple mathematics classes on game theory, I've spent a good portion of my career in education as a gaming evangelist, and I look forward to using my gaming knowledge and experience in my future Instructional Design career. Games will always be a significant part of my life.