I struggle with answering questions like "Where are you from" (San Francisco Bay Area? Germany?) and "Where do you live?" (in a typical year, 2 months in China, 6 months in California, 2 months in Panama, 2 months traveling elsewhere).
When I travel, I like to step off the beaten trail in rather extreme ways, and often literally... I whitewater kayak, backpack, sea kayak, and really want to go on a bike trip in western china.
Friends tell me I have a great, though sometimes a bit too sarcastic sense of humor and I noticed I love being silly at times and serious at others.
I'm anti-consumerism (don't own a TV and hate shopping), but I value the freedom and security that comes from having income or savings.
Here is something really strange about me: I don't get jealous. Ever. Envious, sometimes, but not jealous.
Eventually I want to meet the right person to start a family with and settle down (though not geographically -- I think moving around every few years is great for kids, and I still want to sail around the world).
I suck at:
Modesty, listing things in an appropriate order, reading people and picking up signals they send, communicating ideas to people who listen with their emotions and not rationality, and making unimportant decisions quickly (if you're good at that, great, I want to learn to deal with this...)
Books: I've been enjoying Peter Hessler's books about China recently.
Contemporary favorites in fiction include Neal Stephenson (yeah, I'm a nerd), I love Tom Robbins (Bonus point if you can tell me what you think about using meditation techniques to do better in office politics), and other than that I'm all over the place.
Movies: The only Hollywood movies I sometimes enjoy are clever comedies. I liked Fight Club, American Beauty, and the independent Austrian movie I saw a couple of weeks ago.
If you're nearby and want to meet someone who is decidedly different.