I'm a geek. I was a Star Trek fan at three years old. I started reading comics when I was four. I saw Star Wars in the theater in September '77 when I was in first grade. I read the Lord of the Rings in fourth grade and started playing D'n'D the same year. I've played video games almost as long has there have been video games, first on the Atari 2600, then on the original IBM PC.
I've done theater work off and on since high school. Aside from nerd pursuits, theater is my biggest passion in life. My ultimate dream right now is to get a job teaching high-school English where I can build a theater program for my students.
Creating fantasy worlds for friends to explore.
I'm not very good at playing my guitar yet, but I'm getting there.
In general, I like any movie that was made by a director who respects the intelligence of his or her audience. I'm not a fan of comedies that pander to the lowest elements of human nature (in other words, don't expect me to watch a Rob Schnieder movie). I love Sci Fi and Fantasy (especially space opera stuff like Star Wars and Star Trek), but I also love a good, well-written romance (Moonstruck, Strictly Ballroom and When Harry Met Sally are three of my favorite movies). I also love old movies. There's a heart to movies like Casablanca or Lawrence of Arabia that just isn't present in modern films.
There isn't a category heading above for television, but I'll throw some of my favorites out there: I've already mentioned Star Trek, but there's also Sports Night, West Wing, and Studio 60 from Aaron Sorkin, HBO's Rome and Deadwood, and for older stuff Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Night Court, Newsradio, and Homicide: Life on the Street. I'm also a big fan of Alton Brown's Good Eats on FoodTV. I tend to watch more sci fi than anything else, so Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Stargate Universe, and Eureka are high on my list.
Everybody says they have eclectic tastes in music. I'll let you judge whether being a fan of the Who, Gary Numan, the The, Jack White, the Scissor Sisters, Nine Inch Nails, Kate Bush, Morphine, Classic Rock, early '80s Pop and New Wave, '90s Alternative, cool jazz and jazz/rock fusion (Miles Davis and John Coltrane, not that Kenny G crap), qualifies. I listen to what moves me at any given moment.About the only stuff that never (or at least very, very rarely) moves me is Country (except really old stuff like Patsy and Hank) and Hip-Hop (except the really early stuff like the Sugar Hill Gang et al and early heavy stuff like Public Enemy). That's just how it is.
As for food, I'm an unabashed carnivore (Mmmm, rare prime rib of beef) but I do like vegetables too, really. Also, I'm big fan of salmon , especially in sushi. I love italian in particular, being from a big italian family, but I'm also partial to chinese and japanese. Not too big on mexican as a general rule (too many damn onions; blech!) or thai (food shouldn't hurt). I prefer vanilla to chocolate. Always have.
Also, I'm a life-long comics fan, greatly preferring DC to Marvel. Yes, comics are silly, but that's sort of the point. Everybody needs some mindless escapism, right?
I'm an avid, cross-genre gamer. On my PC I've enjoyed Fallout 3, the Mass Effect series, Civ, and the various Total War games. On the XBox, I played through Assassin's Creed and its sequel twice, am totally addicted to Skyrim, and have to admit a fondness for the various Lego games. I also love board and card games, like Colosseum, Race for the Galaxy, Power Grid, and Dominion. And I used to run a biweekly game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Have I mentioned I'm a nerd?
My computer and its Internet connection; what the hell did I do before IMDB?
Friends who play games.
My new Gibson SG Classic Faded guitar. It's a dream to play.
My Subaru. I love driving it.
My XBox and Netflix streaming, which together allowed me to do away with my cable TV, probably for good.
On the occasional Saturday night, you can find me at various stargazing events around SoCal. You haven't lived until you've seen Saturn's rings with your own eyes.
You think that most sitcoms are pretty boring.
Or if you just think I'm cute.