Do I contradict myself?
Very well, I contradict myself.
I am large; I contain multitudes.
In my case, those multitudes include a mad scientist, a starving artist, a socialist and a libertarian.
I lean towards monogamish.
I've recently realized I need more activities and hobbies, I not very good at planning but I'm a good sport, open to suggestions.
I have a strong interest in human rights (equality, justice, etc.) so I am always interested in related pursuits; once I have my work situation settled and have more free time I plan to write about it, maybe volunteer, and just get involved however possible in trying to make the world a better place.
I am an excellent swimmer.
I am pretty good at Spades, Euchre, Trivial Pursuit, Taboo, and laughing at things in movies that no one else finds funny...
Over-analyzing things, skiing and snowboarding, starting campfires.
That said, the last book I read for pleasure was a year ago; I just don't have time.
I love movie nights on the couch with a lover. So if we have compatible taste in TV and movies, it will probably go along way towards long-term compatibility.
I like things that make me think, wonder, feel like I'm not alone/crazy, and/or see things in a new light:
Some books I enjoyed:
"Life As We Do Not Know It" (non-fiction about life: what it is, what it needs, where else it might exist in the solar system)
"A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" (essays by David Foster Wallace).
I read more non-fiction than fiction; I enjoyed Freakonomics and Sperm Wars immensely.
My favorite author might be J.D. Salinger…(or Hemingway…or Burroughs).
As for movies, you can't really go wrong with Quentin Tarantino, also a big fan of David Fincher, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick.
I don't care much for TV but when I have the remote rest assured I'll at least see what's on Discovery, Nat. Geo, and History. I enjoy Seinfeld and Robot Chicken whenever possible.
Contemporary stuff you've probably heard of?
The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Beck, DangerMouse/Gnarls Barkely, Sublime…and, of course, all the usual smacked-out greats.
Stuff most haven't heard of:
I like everything cEVIN kEY has ever done.
"Bad Music for Bad People."
As for food, I am an omnivore but logically, philosophically, and morally would like to move closer to vegetarian.
Italian, Mexican, sushi, (the occasional) steak, pizza, and chocolate and more.
I don't currently act on it but I have a strong interest in sustainable and cruelty-free food production including organic, local, and self-produced foods.
I'm not very materialistic but I really value my friends and the Internet is a good way to keep in touch...letters work too but letter-writing is a dying art.
It's important to me to have things I like (living in a decent part of town, clothes and shoes that I feel fit my personality, etc.) but I'm not much of one for brands.
I could never do without some fun and passion in my life.
And I'd be heart-broken if I ended up without a beautiful woman who'd wear corsets, garters or other lingerie de temps en temps.
Nature vs. nurture.
Whether I might be happier if I just moved to some liberal, socialist, European country and never came back.
How to best get the things I want (and what those 'things' are).
When living in another state I had another profile, but there are inconsistencies between the two that I find surprising like 'genius' vs. 'advanced' on the commonly confused vocabulary test and other things that shouldn't be mood dependent. I find that pretty interesting.
You're ht/wt proportionate. You made it this far.
You struggled with the profile questions that ask if you are 'looking for sex or love.' Just to clarify, it'd be really cool if I could find both.
I view people holistically so if something on my profile excludes you but we are otherwise a good match I won't rule you out.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.