1. I've got a pretty good internal monologue going most of the time, to the extent that when alone, I can be found snickering at my own thoughts. I laugh aloud when I read (I didn't realize some folks don't do this until I went to college). Same goes for crying. This can make for an interesting subway ride, but I figure most folks have seen stranger things than a girl sobbing or cackling into her book.
2. I enjoy my job (microbiologist) and science in general. I'm more persuaded by logic than emotion, but that doesn't mean I don't choke up at movies or TV (like the episode of Futurama about Fry's dog...sniff).
3. I enjoy lots outside my job, of course. I've been in NY a little over 2 years and still love exploring places unique to this city. Between brewery tours, exhibit showings, indie theaters, concert venues, street fairs, etc, there's never enough time to see and do everything. I also enjoy the usual - I read (books, newspaper, above-mentioned celebrity gossip), listen to podcasts (Slate political and culture gabfests, planet money), enjoy biking along the west side highway and jogging on the east river parkway (used to be in Central Park, which I liked more, but I moved from the UES). I play a little guitar, bake for friends' birthdays, love a good cocktail, and am equally good at coming up with things to do and being game to try something new.
4. My sense of humor is more Daria than Quinn. Favorites include Arrested Development, Futurama, Daily Show, Colbert Report, 30 Rock. I don't watch regularly but like what I've seen of Parks and Rec, Community. Things I don't find funny: Seth McFarlane (sorry, Family Guy fans, I realize I'm in the minority), Two and a Half Men, Two Broke Girls. The Hangover was overrated but I love a good Will Ferrell comedy. I can recite 'Princess Bride' and '10 Things I Hate About You' forwards and backwards. Sharing a sense of humor is pretty key, so it's important to hit the right balance between sarcasm and sincerity.
5. I don't need you to love your job (though it's great if you do!), but having some sort of passion is important. Maybe you love sports, or computers, or cooking (I accidentally typed cookies - that would be okay too). I love when I can learn something new - maybe you can introduce me to a new author or explain why people love twitter so much.