Songwriter, composer, former sideshow performer, cynic with a cartoon sense of humor, sex-positive, goth-ish, feminist, genderqueer, improv accompanist, agnostically theistic with bouts of nihilism, introvert with social anxiety, amateur photographer, vegetarian, klutz with ironically good balance, formal education in world religion, cave-dweller, yoga teacher, Russian soul, English heart, American head, a bit kinky (would like to be kinkier with ideal partner), and lover of puns, the like of which could make a stadium full of vaudeville comedians groan in agony.
If you're still on the same page as me thus far, we're off to a great start!
When going out I like a symphony, ballet, burlesque show, occasionally a rock or electronic concert; I like zoos, aquariums, and museums; I also like being around trees and driving long distances. When staying in I like old cheesy movies, reading, playing frivolous card or board games; Not a big fan of bars, clubs, and other noisy, crowded places (unless I'm performing in them), although I will occasionally go to a goth club to dance.
I'm pretty cynical, but I'm also a goofball. I'm not what you'd call a happy person, but I'll make you laugh no matter what mood I'm in. My heritage is primarily British, Russian, and Jewish... I mean, sweet Jesus, I never had a chance.
I've been studying religion for over a decade. I eventually got a B.A. in Comparative Religion, and I take the academic study of the subject very seriously. Conservative religious fanatics and people who hate religion are both going to have serious problems with me. As for my personal views, I believe in God (or Brahman, or the Dao, or whatever you may call the Absolute), and I actively seek to deepen my understanding of that great big universal... thingy. However, I maintain an agnostic philosophy in that I don't believe in imposing any theology or belief on others, since nothing thereof can be proven. I'm a skeptic who prays. It is extremely important to me that the people in my life respect this.
I don't drink or use any drugs. Folks who drink the occasional beer or smoke the occasional joint are cool with me, but I don't put up with heavy users. They talk all stupid-like.
Play me off, Larry! *cue ragtime piano*