I'm the ur-geek; cooking, computers, science fiction, and getting along with animals are some of my superpowers. I was transplanted from San Francisco to rural North Carolina when I was 10; I now live in NC's Research Triangle. I'm a decent amateur woodworker, and can sharpen almost any tool or kitchen implement. I'm reasonably well-read, but not so film-literate as most of my friends. I skipped the "education" question on my profile because anything I said would be misleading: I'm over-educated and under-credentialed. ;)
Another way of thinking about me: go watch House on Fox. Dr. House? I'm like him, except I'm younger, have no limp, and not an MD.
Despite the above, I'm told that I am more empathic than most -- perhaps even a bit too empathic for my own good. If that makes me a walking contradiction -- well, so be it.
I have a blog at http://jhv.blogs.com/falloutshelter -- take a look and get another idea about what I'm like.
A description from earlier: I am intellectual, acerbic, and copacetic. I'm also taken. :)
(b) Blade Runner, Touch of Evil.
(c) Dire Straits, Henry McIntosh, They Might Be Giants, Yes.
(d) The cuisine I couldn't do without is Italian, but I'll eat anything well-prepared: a good hot dog or good beef Wellington -- gimme it all. I've also done a lot of French and Chinese cooking, and a lot of good-old baking.