I am mind over matter, tongue-in-cheek, and on the other hand.
I tend to ask open-ended questions in hopes of eliciting nothing more than good dialogue. I possess a streak of fantasy and idealism that I can't kick no matter how many scientific diagrams lodge themselves into my head. Not that I would have it any other way. That being said, I am also quite pragmatic. You could say that I use my analytical powers for the practical or for the whimsical, as the situation requires.
As you might eventually discover, I am also an informal apprentice of absurd and sappy statements. In my "training", I sometimes stretch metaphors and concepts beyond their reasonable extension -- beyond the elastic condition from which they might still rebound back to the proper context. A character flaw, perhaps. You being the generous soul that you are will forgive me for my occasional tangents. Or, better yet, you revel in the plasticity of ideas as I do.
Oh, yes. . . this is a good opportunity to warn you about a condition that I have. You see, I tend to develop some weakness in the knees whenever I witness a case of good design and innovation. This affliction also applies to other captivating displays of intellect/creativity . I should probably limit sharing too many specifics from the get-go, but you will now be perfectly prepared if I suddenly swoon in front of you (for one reason or another). That being said, I haven't quite worked out what happens if we both swoon simultaneously from overwhelming inspiration. . . Hopefully you are of stronger constitution than I.
When not getting myself carried away, I enjoy running my legs into the ground in feats of long distance foolishness, exploring higher altitudes (and lower ones, too), music (many, many, different forms, especially hybrid genres), dancing (with a special emphasis on not clobbering people around me), spoken word, activism, martial arts, parentheses (yay, parentheses!), unsolved mysteries, all flavors of either nonsensical or constructive chaos.
I can't say for sure where the powers that be will take me in life. So far they seem to have placed me in the role of a wordy engineer, with a few various skills and experiences attached to my tool belt. My path has furnished me with a background in biomedical engineering, with which I endeavor to learn about and improve upon diagnostic technologies, especially the microfluidic variety. I continue to scope out pockets of activity that merge global health/appropriate technology/biomedica l science, aiming for my own work to lie in their convergence and hopefully have some broader impact. Regardless of career, I will say that I care about people, that I believe in them, and that I strive to spread goodness when I can. I find that cute animals generally help in the latter regard.