I'm a typical guy in that I love my job (i.e., काम्, কজ) more than words can say. But my job, as epically wonderful as it is, doesn't whisper sweet nothings into my ear, so I'm looking to have a romantic affair with someone who will (just don't tell my job I said that; it gets jealous and wants me all for itself).
I'm a language nut, which means I hope to be reading in at least two dozen languages before I die. So far, I can translate French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, Vedic. On my bucket list (some of these are dead languages): Tamil, Persian, Arabic, Greek (Ancient), Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin, Classical), Hittite, Syrian, Russian, Assamese, Tibetan. We'll see if I have to add any more in the future.
I currently in the field research/dissertation phase of my PhD program (ABD, finally!). But a career doesn't make for a snuggling partner. Nor does it make for a good sky-diving partner. Not that I'm a sky-diver. Yet.
I travelled a lot (I mean like, lived in a new city every week for five years lot) when I was younger. Yet there are still so many places I wish to visit before this mortal coil breaks. I do the regular sorts of things that people do to stay fit and social. Back in the US, I had a great group of friends that I get together with a few times a month for this or that. But I have made very few friends to hang with since coming to India. My current work doesn't seem to favor spontaneously making new connections, so I'm taking matters into my own hands.
When I take to a person, I really do. But it isn't always obvious. That's the way I let people know I'm still warming up to them. When I was younger, I spent most of my time in my own head. I'm no longer introverted like I was, but there is still a good part of me that is difficult for most folks to reach from the outside. I may appear quite gregarious at times, but you might wish to keep in mind that it's a workout for my will to be like that. I get tired of the limelight faster than you might expect.
I tend to identify and vote as a liberal, but I take it that any community (particularly those organized around ideals) can have low moments. I'm not a communist, but I do believe a government has a responsibility to provide a safe, clean, just infrastructure for its people; sometimes that includes social programs for helping people out of self-perpetuating economically depressed situations, stuff like that.
I've been an active participant in the visual arts since I was a wee lad. You might be surprised with what I've accomplished so far. You can take a peek of a few of my pieces here:
(I also happen to write music from time to time, but nothing like my paintings, illustrations, sculpture, writing).