I've been described as insatiably curious. When I was eleven years old, my ambitions were to be a mathematician and to be a guest star on the Muppet Show. (And, yes, even then I knew that doing both would be problematical.) Although I didn't ever become a guest star, I did become an absent-minded academic, so my eleven-year-old self wasn't too far off.
I love to travel: I've been to Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Ireland and lots of other places. I also like to explore new cuisines and try foods I've never had before.
I do a lot of dancing -- mainly contra-dancing, but also some West Coast Swing. I collect mechanical puzzles (Rubix Dodecahedrons, and things like that), and I like children.