Avast! A list! You know, because normal profiles are boring. Stuff you should know about me:
1) I am a huge nerd. How, exactly? For one, I learned Japanese in undergrad just so I could understand what they were saying in the anime I watched. I still speak it, and I still watch it. That's the best piece of evidence. There are many others.
2) I have an extremely broad sense of intellectual curiosity. Among the topics I have spontaneously researched recently are: instant noodles, Korean grammar, the sciatic nerve, candles, erythritol, imaginary time, teacups, words that Shakespeare did or did not coin, how cats purr, Unilever, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and backronyms (the linguistic phenomenon). This is pretty typical for me. I will also readily engage in a lengthy conversation about any such topic. Yes, I talk as much as I write.
3) I don't only do nerd things. I love watching baseball, football, and hockey, although as a Browns and Indians fan, I wonder at times where I acquired this masochistic streak. I'll play sports, too, when I get the chance.
4) I have two cats. You don't have to love them to death the way I do, but if you don't like cats at least a little bit, it wouldn't work out. Dogs? Way too much effort, and I can't stand the sound of barking. If you have a dog, it wouldn't work out. Other pets? No idea. Depends upon whether they'd get along with my cats or not. If not, it wouldn't work out.
5) I like trees. More specifically, I grew up in the mountains, so I like places where there are more trees than people. I make a point of spending some time almost every week wandering around in woods at the assorted parks in the area.
6) I love kids. I kind of still am one. I was previously in school to become an early elementary teacher, but found that I'm not good at managing a group of twenty or more kids at once, in part because I don't like having to be the only adult in the room. As long as you're not one of those people for whom everything is SERIOUS BUSINESS, we're good.
7) It's worth noting ahead of time that even though I was raised Jewish, I'm not all that religious. Honestly, human learning means more to me than faith. It's the cultural traditions of Judaism that I'd like to keep a part of my life.