I'm a mixture of an extrovert and an introvert: I have a lot of fun hanging out with friends and being social, but I also really appreciate those quiet nights in. That goes for my personality, too: sometimes, I'm energetic and silly, but I'm generally pretty low-key and relaxed. Humor is big for me, although I think it's also important to know the difference between when to make a joke and when to be more serious.
I love my full-time job teaching high school and I'm not ashamed of that making me sound nerdy...actually, I embrace that :)
I love movies and music. It would be difficult to describe my tastes clearly and succinctly in either area, so let me just say my tastes are pretty eclectic. I've become more personally involved in both fields over the years. In terms of movies, I have worked on some of my friend's films and shorts in the city (sound, script supervising, production managing, "acting" [if you count being an expressive extra as acting, lol], I enjoy learning about it all!). As for music, I write songs for the piano and dabble with guitar (i.e. barely know four chords). I also like being out in the open air and enjoying the natural world.
My most recent endeavor is my health. I played a lot of sports growing up, but I stopped being as active in college. It wasn't until I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease three years ago that I really started taking my health more seriously and became more focused on food and exercise. It isn't always easy, but I keep a positive attitude about it...for the most part ;)
I don't have specific expectations for a first date. It's not about what we do, as long as it lets us start to get to know each other. I'm not the kind of person who always needs things to be a certain way, so surprise me :)