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!
If that's the case, the last one is my Mazda3. It's 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.
...you're interested in an intermediate-ish yoga partner and/or you'll convince me to get back into cycling after years away.
... you're nerd-curious and/or interested in dismantling the "boys club" feel of nerdy hobbies.