Meeting people is a different kind of adventure. You wouldn't mistake me for a chatterbug, nor for someone who is perpetually pensive. People tell me that I'm articulate and thoughtful. More importantly though, I tend to surprise others with what I have to say. Not in the sense of being shocked, a la Morning Zoo, but that I have a tendency to get people to question their assumptions.
I also have a sarcastic streak about me. I'm fairly good at knowing when to butt in and provide some witty remark, although this sometimes gets me into trouble if people don't know me too well. I once suggested to someone who does health work in Kenya that she should visit the hospital where President Obama was born--it took her a little while to pick up on my intentions.
I also get outside. That's a great thing about North Carolina--there are still plenty of places to hike, bike, and swim where I won't see too many people, and get to reconnoiter with nature.
TV shows: The Simpsons, Arrested Development, The Office
Food: Indian food. That's not to say there's anything wrong with Thai food, Chinese food, or Mediterranean food, but Indian food is really the best.
Music: Celtic music, for the most part. I'm trying to gather as many versions of the tune Calliope House at the moment.
A good book