Note Feb 11 2014: Wow, this is nearly a year out of date. Sorry! Will update soon. It's still mostly accurate, just a little dated.
A dreamer, a gamer, a baker, an adventurer, a techie, an aspiring scientist. Trying to focus on the bright side of things, and having some dorky fun. Life is a story, and I tend to get invested in the characters.
I am pretty unassuming and chill, though I have the capacity to be acerbic or blunt. I enjoy video games, reading about how science affects our worldviews, and learning. When it comes to understanding the world, I put my faith in evolution and empiricism.
I appreciate it when people are nerdy about something(s) in life, where nerdy is defined, by the great John Green, as the capacity to be "unironically enthusiastic about stuff". I also appreciate: laid-back, but not lazy; complex, but not convoluted; adaptive and loyal.
So, basically, I have a lot of free time. Let's explore.
Trying to get back into swimming on a regular basis, too.
Coming up with relatively clever hacks to interesting little problems in my life. Through the power of Google and using whatever is at hand and around me.
I like to think that I'm good at learning.
I read topical non-fiction, science fiction, and textbooks. Anything with a good story arc and strong characters, or where I'll learn something cool. This also applies to movies. So, fun, or thinky, or both. Some particularly important ones: Star Wars (only the real trilogy), I Heart Huckabees, Ender's Game, Snow Crash, Fun Home, Y: The Last Man, Scott Pilgrim, Omnivore's Dilemma. Or anything with tons of science pictures (graphs count).
Games, because they're also a legitimate medium of art: Portal, Bastion, Final Fantasy, Persona, a bunch of others. Earthbound. Borderlands 2 is depriving me of sleep lately.
I really miss theatre, and I'm fervently thinking of ways to make it part of my life again. As far as music goes, a lot of game music, orchestral and electronic pop stuff, but I'll listen to everything. Anamanaguchi, Yoko Shimomura, El Ten Eleven, and a bunch of others.
I stay up to date with the world by watching Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. That and Google News.
A kitchen with an oven.
My trusty bike.
Things are pretty tough without my glasses, too.
Plants. Science is cool. How science helps people. And how it doesn't.
My health and the things that affect it.
How to get into parkour or gymnastics or some other movement-based physical discipline in a big way. How to navigate life without all the structured hang-ups that society imposes.
How the world works. Both naturally and not. It's fascinating.
And politics. Lately, current events, our country's constant political drama, and everything it can and will affect weigh on my mind. I guess the idea of "civic duty" is stronger than my teenage self thought it would be.
Definitely if the acronym "DFTBA" means anything to you.