I have found that my initial attraction to people generally stems from the quality of the conversation being had. Not to say that that's all there is to it, but words do an awful lot for me. I've a bit of a snarky personality, though sometimes it takes a little while for this to surface. I do have a slight tendency to get anecdotey; it's a family trait and I've come to terms with that. I also suspect that if someone were to follow me around and transcribe my everyday speech into text, there would be a lot of parentheticals involved.
I have an officey-type day job which affords me the opportunity to have a few creative pursuits. A little theatre, a little art, and a fair amount of writing lately.
My approach to the arts has always been the jack-of-all-trades master-of-none route. My favorite projects are things I've never tried before, and my rather eclectic collection of art supplies can attest to this. And as most of the stuff I create tends to be for this show or that show, I typically see myself as more of a tinkerer or maker of things than an artist-artist.
Day Job/Arty-Performy Stuff
But really though.
Anecdotes. Remind me to tell you about this one time I was telling somebody this awesome anecdote.
I'm also one of those dudes that is fairly handy at fixing/repairing most items (note: this does not include cars. I suspect that cars probably run on magic or demons or magic demons or something)
I'm also good at injecting inappropriate humor into casual conversation.
That, and apparently I resemble Jeremy Sisto to some extent or other. Which probably means I should get around to watching Six Feet Under one of these days, so I've some idea as to who everyone's talking about.
Also, I know it's not a book, but I totally judge people that read the Redeye. Yep. I sure do.
Movies: Thinky movies? Weird, forgotten movies from days past. I don't know. I think all movies are superhero movies nowadays aren't they? Um, Terry Gilliam, John Carpenter, Christopher Guest, Guillermo del Toro, etc. Movies written by Charlie Kaufman.
Also currently rediscovering my love for horror movies of all sorts!
Additionally I used to like Tim Burton, but then I had to step in and put a stop to that. I don't think that I will ever get sick of Time Bandits.
Shows: Hannibal is the current favorite. Also Twilight Zone, Red Dwarf, IT Crowd, It's Always Sunny, Louie, OITNB, any Nature Documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, early seasons of Law and Order SVU, Breaking Bad, Bob's Burgers.
Music: Beatles? Pink Floyd? Some part of my brain is stuck firmly in the 70's for some reason. I blame my parents. Also that devil Tom Waits is pretty awesome. Radiohead, the Black Keys, Jack White, Jonathan Coulton, Fleet Foxes, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, etc.
Food: Anything but Thai. (Which is apparently WAY more of a deal breaker for some of you folks than I realized) I enjoy most foods though topping the list these days are Indian, sushi, and schwarma.
Also tea that smells like smoke.
- Art supplies
- Good foods
- The goddamn CTA
- Sleep (though life seems determined to prove me otherwise)
- A solid pair of comfy-ass shoes
Things that I could be making/building/assembling (this one exists as sort of a perpetual, low-level background hum in my brainscape.
The ever-changing landscape of social interactions in this brave new world we are living in. "People are more connected than ever before but we're really growing farther apart blah blah blah." Yeah. That stuff.
Bits of humor for the writing down.
Grownups with imaginary friends.
I am less interested in how you rate on the Briggs Myers scale and more interested in how you rate on the Kinsey scale.
Occasionally, when the stars align properly, I'll head out and scope out a live show of some sort.
...you took a sec to google the term sapiosexual
...your conversational skills are stacked like a brick house.
...you've played knifey-spoony before.
...you've actually read my profile. I'm in an open-relationship and I don't anticipate this changing. I honestly don't mind answering any questions you have on this subject. In fact, I kind of enjoy answering those kinds of questions.