At my best, I have the mind of a research scientist but the soul of a poet - not that I'm necessarily at quite my best very often.
In addition to my current life as a tech geek I have made pottery, been a graphic designer, and have played multiple musical instruments albeit my technical ability never matched my high standard of taste.
I think I have a somewhat rare blend of creativity and intuition to go along with strong analytical abilities.
That is because I strive to be balanced: mentally, emotionally/spiritually, and physically. Or maybe I try to be balanced because I possess a rare blend of creativity and analytic skills...
Due to my misspent youth I am considerably more edgy than your average suburban tech geek daddy.
In college I enjoyed the philosophy classes so much I audited several of them in addition to my regular classes. However even at 18 at my most dewey-eyed idealistic I knew that it wasn't a practical life route. Not that I let it stop me.
I have a drawer in my refrigerator devoted to cheese, though I don't feel I am as knowledgeable about it as I would like.
I make yogurt, kefir, lacto-fermented vegetables, and I brew kombucha.
Music: Bon Iver, St. Vincent, The Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus, Massive Attack, Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Stars, The Smiths, 4AD. I could go on and on. I'm a music ~fiend~, always looking for my next fix of something interesting and cool.
Movies: Mulholland Drive; The Man From Earth; The Fountain; Monty Python And The Holy Grail; 12 Monkeys; The Fall; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring; Yi Yi; Il Postino; The Killer; Repo Man; Leon