I'm seeing someone, but am always up for potential new friends or interesting encounters.
When I start talking, and I'm not being too darn quiet, people are likely to describe me as smart, intellectual, thoughtful, observant, funny, and "different".
I alternate between books like Science in History, The Making of the English Working Class, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Studies in English Prudery, and Enrique's Journey (a true story about a boy who rides the rails across Mexico to find his mother in America)... and humorous, lighter books like The Men Who Stare at Goats, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil (and I Want to Be Your Class President), and Bossypants (Tina Fey). I'm currently reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, because why wouldn't I want to read a 607 page novel about a low-key unemployed lawyer whose cat goes missing?
Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Knocked Up, Office Space, The Big Lebowski, Star Wars, Amelie, Army of Darkness, most things by Kevin Smith.
TV: Battlestar Gallactica, Lost, Firefly, Mythbusters, Nova ScienceNow, Daily Show, Colbert, South Park, Adult Swim, Archer, Adventure Time, Simpsons, The Office, Trailer Park Boys, Star Trek: the Next Generation, Misfits, The Walking Dead, Wilfred, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad.
I have over 16000 songs on my iTunes but some of my favorites are: The Beatles, Beck, Cake, Cowboy Mouth, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Fiona Apple, Jethro Tull, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rilo Kiley, They Might Be Giants, Tool, and The Who.
Recent additions: The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Beats Antique, Blind Pilot, The Black Keys, The Dodos, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Grouplove, Nicole Atkins, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, Agnes Obel, Christina Perri, Rodrigo y Gabriella, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, and Winterpills.
When I have free time, I listen to NPR, This American Life, WNYC's Radiolab, Serial, Start Up, Dan Savage, Skeptoid, and The Onion.
I enjoy Scrabble, Magic: the Gathering, occasional video games.
I am a lifelong vegetarian because my mom was a hippie when I was growing up and now I don't like the taste of meat. I don't have a problem with others eating meat. I like fruit, vegetables, beans and rice, pasta, tofu, chocolate, ice cream - lots of stuff, generally healthy, but no meat.
Feel free to say hello if you think we might "click" on some level and enjoy each other's company.