Music: There isn't a genre that is void of good music, but my three main musical loves are roots reggae, bluegrass, and anything I can dance to (which is anything).
Shows: Arrested Development, Bored to Death, Seinfeld, good animes
Food: Hmm... well every time I go to Seattle I must 1) eat Pho, 2) Get espresso & treat, 3) eat, at the bare minimum, 3 Mighty-O donuts over coffee on the drive home.
Cooking wise I like to make simple meals from simple ingredients (unless I'm hosting folks): my go-to quick soup (eaten 2-3 days a week on average) is a handful of red lentils, a handful of jasmin rice, 2 small tomatoes, curry powder, salt, pepper, all boiled together. 1/2 cup of coconut milk if I have some. Mmmmmmmm. 2 servings :-)
My Life Prior to Now Fell in love at 17. Lived in school bus down the West coast and parked it in Santa Barbara. Conceived #1. Moved back to WA, had our baby at home (by every definition of "home"). Moved to Hawaii and farmed/explored. Moved back to WA. School. Moved to Juneau, AK. Work and family and friends. Conceived #2. Moved back to WA, had our baby at home (across the alley from where we birthed #1 [that sounds feral, but the places we lived in were on the same block, separated by an alley]). School, raising family.
What I'm Doing With My Life...
Finishing my BFA this year at CWU (I make furniture/sculpture out of wood and metal and sound, and am starting to like throwing clay) , adjusting to life as a romantically-single entity, raising my children, growing food (indoor and outdoor, hydro and soil), making music (mainly bass, but I love all strings, keys, and percussion), making art, meeting new folks...
As far as my domestic life goes, being a half-time single-parent of 2, I am satisfied. I am not looking for a wife, nor somebody to help raise my kids. I'm not really looking for anything long-term other than friendship and lovers (like love, you know, mutual respect/compassion/nurturing/interest in/for one another), and I will never ask or want you to be anything other than a friend to my children if you do meet them.
I would, however, enjoy getting out more, meeting new people, and trying new things. I can't really get on board with the whole monogamy thing but ideally we have communicated what is expected of a relationship and find something that works for us... Discussing human relations/behavior is a favorite of mine! I did monogamy for 8 years, I can do it a little longer if it means I get to be with someone I enjoy being with and it makes that person comfortable enough to truly relate to me.
I am not a huge fan of internet/text communications for the purpose of seeing if a date will go well. I figure let's just grab coffee or a beer and see. More to talk about during in-person meet up and and really, if after 30 seconds you don't want to be around me no more that's your right and I won't be butthurt.
This all sounds rather dry and uncharming =) I am a rather intimate person though... I just figure it's best to get expectations out in the air so no one feels hurt/lead-on/used.