I am inordinately fond of the aesthetics of Philadelphia, especially urban decay. Weird, isn't it? Finding beauty in bleakness.
Language is a huge passion with me, I got my degree in foreign languages (Russian and German) and I love to learn new ones.
Some of my favorite things are wind, a good book, wine, walking, and driving long distances to entirely random locations. Oh, and cooking, although I think that is because cooking is usually followed by eating. Nevertheless, my cooking is pretty simpleminded. Usually just chicken with salt and pepper sprinkled in it, a baked potato, and into the oven it goes. Although I used to make a mean borscht, until I found a diner nearby that makes it better and cheaper than I can. Dziekuje, M+M diner.
I like the kind of girl who has a real soul in her. Kind and gentle but aggressive too (those things CAN co-exist). I prefer free spirits by far. If you're whole life is centered around trying to get the things you want, then it probably won't work out. Intelligence is important too.