I like to think I'm a pretty swell guy. I have a few hangups, I'll admit, but I think I mean well.
I previously spent seven years in the Navy, defending freedom beneath the surface of the ocean. Sounds much cooler that way than what it was really like. I like to tell everybody it was exactly like Crimson Tide (made more relevant when you learn that I spent about a year on the USS Alabama).
Before the Navy, I was a rocking undergraduate, studying way more stuff than I needed to. Although I started studying Computer Science, I graduated with BS in Mathematics and Statistics, with minors in Physics, Philosophy, and Psychology. It was fun, which may explain why I returned to school after the Navy.
I host a board game day at my local game store. And a related RPG day. I think I'm good at building social groups, within context. I recently got a board game night at a local bar (even targeting the local Seattle Gaymers). I guess I'd call myself a "community organizer," which, as I understand it, is a sufficient prerequisite for becoming President.
Overall, I find that explanation and education tend to be one of my strong points (based on various data points, mind you). I suspect this informs my long-term "retirement" plan to become a stuffy old professor. Don't judge me.
I was once told that I had stunning eyes, but I will assume that was the wine talking (his wine, not mine).
I'm loud. I've been asked to leave two separate academic libraries in my life due to my (apparent) inability to control my volume.
Depending on the context, people seem to comment that I either dress really well (i.e. while in a professional/work environment) or I dress like some sort of drunken California homeless person (i.e. while not in a professional/work environment).
Television: Classically, I am a Star Trek nerd. I also grew up watching Doctor Who (and I accept it in all flavors). So, that sets a tone for a lot of my sci-fi/fantasy interests (including, but not limited to Torchwood, Stargate SG-1, and even Buffy the Vampire Slayer). When it comes to the funny, I will say I am a huge fan of 30 Rock. I also liked Frasier a lot when it was on. Nerd humor, I suppose.
Music: Big swath here. I listen to quite a bit. However, don't be surprised if I haven't heard of your favorite band. My friends are still shocked when they realize I don't know stuff that I *should*. One thing that tends to stand out from my collection are film and television scores. However, don't think that it's definitive. I have spent a lot of time recently listening to Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626; this might make me a super-villain.
Games: I play a lot of games. I grew up a PC gamer but gravitated towards console gaming after countless forced computer upgrades. I like the reliability of buying a game for the Xbox and finding out it will *work*. I'm also a big board gamer; I even host a weekly board game event at the local game shop.
Books: I admit to reading strange stuff. Right now, it tends to be a lot of legal texts, case books, etc. I'll occasionally pick up a nice comic anthology (but it depends on the comic). I do much fancy Order of the Stick. And Penny Arcade.
I still tend to think that I don't know what I'm doing right now. School and work are important. I'm fond of physical relationships but I find it difficult to cultivate one without emotional attachements. Take that for what it is worth.
If you happen to be Rory Williams from Leadworth. My boyfriend. How could I ever forget you?