I dressed as a pirate for almost every single Halloween of my childhood. When pirates suddenly became trendy, I was initially thrilled, but now I'm just sort of over the whole thing, since it seems to me that being popular kind of defeats the whole point of being a pirate.
I have an entire cabinet full of tea in my apartment. I love tea. Although, on some days, I wonder if I just love the idea of tea. Tea symbolizes civilization. Refinement. Leisure time. Subtlety. Whatever. All I know is if I see a package of tea with an exotic-sounding name I've never heard before, it's almost a given that I'm going to buy it and add it to the collection.
For my college capstone, I wrote and performed a 73-minute musical with a 5-person cast, 9-piece pit orchestra and 40-person choir, even though the assignment was only to put on a 40-minute recital. I may have overdone it a bit, but I regret nothing.
I am fiercely independent and picky about my friends. I talk about movies, music, television, literature, animation, games, science, and writing a LOT, so hopefully you're cool with that. Oh, and I'm not really a dog person. That's not to say that I don't like dogs, it's more that the dog-owning culture that seems to be so prevalent in LA kind of weirds me out.
Über-nerd that I am, both my work and my hobbies tend to keep me pent up with my computer for long periods of time, so I'm always looking to find more ways to get out and see the city. I love food and I love eating out, so extra points will be awarded to any restauranteurs and pioneers of the palate.
I also do exceptionally well on standardized testing.
--FILM: There Will Be Blood, The Big Lebowski, Death to Smoochy, Election, Clue, The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos, Galaxy Quest (those last two are pretty much the same movie), Zardoz, Mary Poppins, anything by Miyazaki, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, or Wes Anderson. And against all sound judgment, I'm super excited for the new Star Wars movie.
--TV: Arrested Development, Parks & Rec, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Kids in the Hall, Mythbusters, Star Trek (TOS and TNG), The X-Files, Futurama, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader ZIM, Shingeki no Kyojin, The Simpsons (seasons 3-10), Family Guy (I really ought to add "watching cartoons" to the list of things I'm good at).
--MUSIC: Radiohead, Bartók, Pinback, Jeff Buckley, Stone Temple Pilots, Stravinsky, Oingo Boingo, Joanna Newsom, John Williams soundtracks, Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, Meshuggah.
--CUISINE: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, etc. I love dim sum, soul food, SCOTCH (the peatier the better), blue cheese, sushi, but most of all, sushi.
Also if you think that the whole antiquated tradition of girls waiting for guys to make the first move is completely and utterly stupid. I mean, seriously. If you're in a room with two guys and one is a sensitive-yet-charming bookish gentlemanly-type, and the other is a serial rapist, which one do you think is going to make the first move? I'm just saying.