ec.lec.tic

(n) a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a diverse range of sources
(adj) selecting what seems best from various styles, doctrines, ideas, methods, etc.

I have been described as a few sigma away from normal, but I like it that way. I have a tendency to over-analyse everything, but occasionally this produces rare gems of insight and understanding of the world around us. These analyses most often take from everyday life, such as the distribution of running times of my dvd collection, the caffeine levels of coffee-addicted astronomers, or the pattern of wear and erosion of steps inside a church.

Recognising the potential danger of being pigeon-holed as someone who desperately needs to get out more, I like to point out that I push myself to physical limits from time to time, too. An example is the olympic triathlon I decided to do for fun, or sliding down a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park, wearing shorts.