Yes, this is how I choose to summarize myself.
Also, I'm pretty certain I'm going to be a dapper old man. I don't know where else to put this on my profile.
I work at a day care but I'm also searching for a new career path. I'd love to teach older children. I'm a natural teacher; naively wise, if there is such a thing. But at this point, who knows?
I'd like to own a coffee shop/restaurant/bar one day.
More measurable things I'm good at include singing (seriously), writing, teaching kids about things. I'm great at saying things like, "Let's not bring FDR's legs into this," when someone tells me one of my jokes is "lame". I'm good at telling lame jokes. I excel at empathy -- I'm so good, in fact, that for a day I thought I might actually be an indigo child. I'm really good at making reference to things that people generally won't get, not because those references are too highbrow or something, but because they are outside the realm of genuine interest... say, indigo children for instance.
Favorite movies: Buffalo 66, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List. I've been more interested in documentaries than scripted stuff lately... The Cocaine Cowboys was pretty good, Restrepo, Korengal. Oh, and I like Justice League and other DC comic animated movies... I'm a dork. The stories are often simple but I like to see how characters are reinterpreted and how the imaginings of so many people evolve into a massive universe full of life (albeit completely imagined) and mythology.
Favorite music: Peter Gabriel, Bon Iver, Elbow, Tool, Pinback, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Vivaldi, Mozart, Dvorak, Beatles, Beck. There's too much stuff to mention. But I've been listening to music less and messing around with it and creating my own more lately.
Favorite food: I like breakfast stuff the best, eggs and sausage and the like... or a nice, manly quiche. Quiche is great. I do not like vegan food, or I should say I don't like vegan food that is meant to look and taste like regular food - for instance vegan buffalo wings. I do however like vegan food that is what it is, for instance, asparagus. I'm trying to eat healthier, one day I'd like to eat all organic food and have a great big garden and own chickens and stuff. It's important to me but with my upbringing and current situation, it's kind of hard. I'd love to meet someone who cares about where their food comes from, is aware of the pitfalls of navigating a healthy lifestyle, hopefully manages those pitfalls far better than I do… and they should know what Monsanto is.
TV: Nova, Nature, PBS specials, I watch Tosh.0 sometimes but I'm not really proud to broadcast that. The Walking Dead, Adventure Time… yes, I like that cartoon show loosely intended for children, it's a fascinating, post-apocalyptic world they created despite it being very childish... look at me, defending my tastes to people I don't know. I sort of liked Breaking Bad, but it made me sad to watch it, you know? Heisenberg is just a jerk. It's hard to root for a jerk, unless they don't know they're being a jerk like the protagonist in Buffalo 66.
I also love the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. It doesn't really fit the other categories but I wanted to mention it. Stand up comedy is something I'd really like to try but that scares me a hell of a lot more than singing in front of people. So I really like comedy specials and podcasts with comedians like Comedy Bang Bang, or maybe WTF with Marc Maron. Some of my favorite comedians are Dave Chapelle, Bill Burr, Louis C.K., and Craig Ferguson.
If you're looking for a more serious response, then my six things would all be immaterial as I'm growing more and more averse to material possessions. I'd choose family, friends, music, intelligence, humor, and the knowledge that what we really truly know is as limited as our reach.
Fortunately for me, I also think about a lot of stupid stuff. For instance, at thanksgiving once, my mother was telling my aunt that there was a wine or tea or something she had tried called Sugar Bush, then I said to my brother, "Wasn't that your nickname in high school?"
I'm good at the French R. But anyone who's had phlegm is good at that.
I remembered what verbose means about twenty seconds after I edited this, and given the length of this profile, it's kind of ironic.
Anyway, what I want more than anything is someone who can make me laugh as much as I make her laugh; whose smile makes me smile; and who can help me stay positive, because I will easily be able to do that for her while doing it for myself can be trying at times. I'd like someone who is reasonable and kind. I'm an emotional person but I try to be reasonable and work things out. It's easier to be reasonable with reasonable people. But I will NOT FUCKING DRINK MERLOT!