I typically posted on various other forums during my stay here on the Internet, but got kind of bored not able to find discussions about things that really interested me. I learned XKCD had forums and figured I'd stop by.
I enjoy webcomics, science, and the intersection of those two (which has brought me here). I also love cooking and sleeping, neither of which I get to do nearly enough these days.
I currently live in the New England area studying astroparticle physics, specifically neutrinos and dark matter (moreso dark matter than neutrinos these days). Sneaky little things, for sure! I have well-defined views on epistemology, metaphysics, and aesthetics, and would like to explore more of ethical and political philosophies. Maybe when I get more comfortable posting, I'll start up a controversy or two.
I've played my share of pen and paper games back in the day, though I don't find I have enough time for that anymore. I don't own a TV, though I do make the frequent excursion to get together with my friends and watch Family Guy. I don't have much time for video games either, but I play a mean game of Smash Bros. Admittedly, on long weekends I might end up logging into Steam for some Day of Defeat, and I can't wait for Team Fortress 2's release. I've had a reservation ticket for that game dated back in '98.
So yeah, I guess you could consider me your vanilla science nerd. I hope to contribute something positive to these forums.
EDIT: Also, can someone direct me to the rules regarding sigs and sig size limits?