I'm pretty nerdy, but I feel like I spread my geekdom around enough that I can have a conversation on just about anything with relative comfort. Particular areas of that geekdom include comics, board/card games, video games, tabletop RPGs, and sports (mostly hockey and football).
I'm laid back, and I get really excited about things that interest me. Speaking of which, I like conversation. A lot. Just sitting with people and talking about whatever comes up is something I very much enjoy.
I'm currently working full-time as a cartoonist, which is awesome and basically living a dream for me. I was also recently certified as a teacher, but if I could cartoon for the rest of my life that's what I'd rather do. I'm also artist-in-residence at a local comic shop, so I do a lot of teaching related to cartooning, which is a ton of fun.
Things I like:
As mentioned, comics and drawing are my passions. I spend a couple hours a day working, which is usually me drawing. I love the medium of comics. Combining writing, art, and using the reader's imagination to fill in the gaps is something that fascinates me, as well as its ability to tell literally any kind of story in a new and interesting way.
I also really enjoy video games, and would say I’m a casual gamer. If I play for more than two hours in a day it's a rarity. Having Angry Birds on my cell phone is entirely unproductive, however, because I'm fairly certain the lines of code in that game are spliced with cocaine.
Sports something else I have a ton of fun with. I'm not the best hockey player, but I love watching games. I also play dodgeball twice a week with a bunch of friends. It’s a great way to blow off some steam and have a blast. When dodgeball is between seasons, I spend some time doing cardio on my stationary bike. I’ve also been co-opted into trying yoga.
History. I have a degree in it, and am pretty fascinated by what we, as a species, have gotten up to over the years. The short version is that we kill each other a lot, and also build amazing things. But mostly kill each other.
Something relatively simple is usually best, I find. Coffee (well, I don't drink coffee, but beverages of some kind) and a walk is usually a pretty nice time.