I believe that CVS is the most infuriating store in America, “Terrapin Station” lasts the perfect amount of time it takes to make a good roux, reclining your seat in coach is inconsiderate, and guacamole should have a little garlic. I despise emoticons, believe the American men will win a World Cup in my lifetime, and think mini-van cabs are bullshit.
I own a wine rack and try to keep it full.
But I’m not perfect: I own marjoram but don't how to use it, talk out loud to my Tivo when it butts in with a horrible suggestion, cook with real butter, prefer movies to films (“Armageddon” is better than “American Beauty”), and I have a pile of coats that should have gone to Goodwill three years ago.
I feel pretty strongly the chicken the came before the egg, that Reggae is for hangovers and Sunday mornings, and kitchens shouldn’t be used for just cooking.
I love adventures. Anything from a new restaurant to Antarctica to a someone's "crazy family." Paradoxically, while I’m really good at enjoying and recognizing adventures, I’m not so good at planning them. (on the bright side, this leads to more adventures)
I’ll travel anywhere once, and most places more than that (but bad news if you’re dying to go to Bratislava). While I’ve had some amazing solo adventures it’s clear to me now that I’d rather have someone to travel with. The Cambodian bartender just doesn’t understand how Angkor at sunrise kinda changed your life a little bit – you gotta have people to talk to at the end of the day. (Irish, Aussies, Kiwis - and the occasional Canadian - make passable substitutes, but it's not the same)
I'm interested in anyone that finds meaning in small things, needs to find humor in sad and scary ones, and would prefer to deal with it all when they have a glass in their hand. I think I need a bigger personality, someone with a hint of mischief. You don’t have to be on all the time, and if you are that’s probably too much – but I need someone that generates motion.
I’m generally up for anything, and sometimes surprise myself with good ideas, but I need someone to motivate their execution (and remember the good ideas I forgot I had). It’s also probably important that I find your job or what you want to do with your life interesting … or that your interest in it fascinates me … or something.
Passport required, and a working knowledge of wine doesn’t hurt.