I'm an eclectic intellectual who has quite varied tastes and somewhat incongruent interests. My passions range from Roman culture and rhetoric to science fiction, goth/industrial dance clubs and Eastern thought. I have been a computer geek since before there were PCs, and although I used to log about 40 hours a week on RPGs (think D&D) I'm now more likely to be found dancing or catching a film than hanging around the gaming table. I have been an amateur chemist (thought the feds weren't too happy about that) and my life stories are (and have been) enough to fill a book (unpublished).
I'm deeply committed to life extension and fitness and I regularly practice yoga and lift weights. I'm also very intelligent and about 1-2 years from my PhD at Carnegie Mellon. I love to cook for myself and other people (being especially good at Italian, Mexican, and Indian cuisines). I am very well schooled in nutritional and herbal supplementation, and I take a variety of things for cognition enhancement, muscle building, and longevity. I am into aromatherapy and plan to try my hand at soapmaking soon.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I like to meet for coffee or go to lunch or dinner somewhere. Depending on how a meeting like this goes I may be interested in prolonging the date with futher conversation... I really enjoy good coffee and good food, and I appreciate people who do likewise.