I like puns and beer and the ache in my legs from climbing a mountain trail. I like to feel the pages of a book between my fingers and I like to spend all weekend in bed with a lover, just sheets and skin and sweat and the luxuriant power to give each other pleasure. I like math problems and goofy exercise programs and I like to laugh.
I finished my master's (in mathematics) at Western Washington University in June; now I'm in England for more mathematics at Cambridge University. So exciting!
And wherever I am, I'll be traveling, reading, enjoying my loved ones and my lovers, and following the inscrutable exhortations of my soul.
Math, cooking, wandering, getting lost, getting found, philosophy, fun, puns, listening, sex (no, really. I'm very good).
And I'm a total geek. I make no apologies.
Lots of science fiction and fantasy. Robert Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, Neal Stephenson, Frank Herbert, and such. Lev Grossman's The Magicians is my current favorite: it's what Harry Potter should have been. The Curse of Chalion.
Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway, and George Orwell.
The Story of O
Polyamory books: The Ethical Slut, Sex at Dawn, Marriage and Morals (by Bertrand Russell). Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and Courtship Rites.
Ready Player One is AMAZING. Eccentric ultra-billionaire video game creator dies and bequeathes his entire fortune to whomever finds an easter egg in his game. It's chock-full of geek culture references, a total nerdgasm.
Vicky Christina Barcelona and even-numbered Star Trek movies. Anything they'll show in little independent cinemas, from highbrow Cannes arthouse to the cheesiest of grindhouse.
Mostly rock, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Are You Experienced, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Queen II, 5000 Layers of the Onion, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Slippery When Wet. Also a lot of classical music and old blues.
I love food. Grease and salt and fresh local veggies. Ethnic food, from Argentinian to Zimbabwean, and classic "American" stuff like meatloaf or funnel cakes. I love craft beer and red wine and small batch bourbon and dry gin martinis.
I do not eat mushrooms. Other than that, it's all good.
Tasty, tasty food
Grand hopes and dreams
Mostly math and women, though, I guess.
And I play D&D.
... you think I'm cool. Or hot. Or interesting. Or baffling. But not if you think I'm boring.
I always appreciate messages, and I always reply, because that's just polite. So go ahead: you can't lose.
Edit: I *try* to always reply. Sorry if some slip through the cracks!