I listen to and support Public Radio, WBEZ. I am uninterested in anything X-Factor'ish or so-called reality/popular culture shows. I watch no American TV outside of occasional HBO and Wire-like mega dramas
I dress casually in the main, my home is tastefully decorated and I drive a Volvo S70. I am versatile and a dab hand in the kitchen with a mastery of sauces and some other culinary delights - even some baking. I keep my home and car tidy but am always amused by the messes in other friends' cars. I'm a grown up but still in touch with my inner adolescent. Most all of my friends are younger than me.
I live in Schaumburg for the sake of my (teenage) boys' schooling or would live in Chicago. My boys live equally between me and my ex so I have sufficient bandwidth for a social life and most weekends available. My social life and my life with my boys have tended not to intertwine. The relationship between me and my ex is cooperative and drama-free.