I suppose I should get into the details of my pastimes and hobbies: I enjoy movies (comedies mostly), all kinds of music, my appreciation of art has risen recently (good conversation topic, if interested), games (from classic board games to computer to pen-and-paper style--sorry, I'm a nerd, though in retrospect I really have nothing to be sorry about), hanging with friends, and starting to enjoy the finer things in life. I try to avoid politics and religious discussion (not that it happens-- avoiding it, that is), and while I enjoy the outdoors, I am just as comfortable staying in for the night.
I'm still scratching my head how 4" of snow effectively shuts down the area for at least a day or more (for the record, I come from a city where four FEET of snow in a day at negative temperatures doesn't slow us down, and we have winter about nine months out of the year). I'm additionally shocked that nothing really dies here... it stays green! Well, mostly green; better than the dead and gray that I'm used to seeing.
The last meals I made were lasagna, 3-way chili (or spaghetti-chili/Cincinnati Chili, as I've heard it referred to up here), 7-layer bean dip (usually a hit with all my friends whenever I make it-- there are usually no survivors from two cake-pan sized amounts split amongst four-to-six people), Mac & Cheese (no, not the boxed kind), and a few other things that escape me right now.
For music, I pretty much listen to anything. The only exception to this is the newer Rap, "Pop", Christian, Country, or any conglomerate of the prior mentioned in copious quantities. Recently I've been listening to Massive Attack, Clapton, Beck, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Papa Roach, Jimi Hendrix, The White Stripes, The Dubliners, Tool, Sinch, CCR, Smashing Pumpkins, Joplin, The Beatles, Sammy Kaye, Charlotte Church, Simon and Garfunkel, Alice in Chains, Crystal Castles, Gorillaz, The XX, Citizen Cope, Daft Punk, Flobots, Stabbing Westward, Utada Hiraku, Reel Big Fish, Gaelic Storm, Flogging Molly, Carbon Leaf, The Seatbelts, Modest Mouse, Doris Day, Propellarheads, and others, just to give you an idea.
As for food, I am a vegetarian. I'm also not one of those freaks that say "Meat is evil!" and force you to order that soyburger. That being said, there are days where even I get tired of salads.
I tend to go through periods of where I have a favorite food that I cannot get enough of. The last time yogurt, then macaroni and cheese. Prior to that was avocados. Prior to avocados was stir-fry and noodles. As of July I'm experiencing a desire for spicy foods. Right now I can't get enough tempura and fried tofu, especially with peanut sauce and some sesame oil.
For books, I unfortunately haven't had much time to read as of late aside from the stray periodical, due to limited hours outside of work. My favorite books are usually of the high-fantasy genre or focus studies. I just read through a photography book that my sister gave me. The last actual book I recall reading for leisure was a book focusing on the principles of design through the last fifty years, and prior to that, a book that focused on symbolism and its interpretations through history. Then I was going through A Thousand Nights and a Night, and The Hobbit; before that was C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, and before then was some of the Grimm tales along with a chaser of Poe.
That, and if a semicolon would be a better use than an em-dash in certain sentences, and trying to remember which uncommon homophones I tend to mix up.
And for the record, when I look through the profiles here, the initial pic may entice me to click your profile, but I usually go through it in the following order (just in case you were wondering): match percentage, profile, "About Me" section, picture comments, other pictures, questions with explanations. Then, if I am still interested, I may have typed you a note.
Which reminds me: if you're ever bored and want to join me, shoot me a message. I usually wind up that way at least once a week (or more). Just be prepared to put some miles on your feet; the last trip I made up there, I walked from the Woodland Zoo, across the bridge, all the way to Westlake Center. I'll try to take it easy if you let me know, if you ever decide to tag along.
Actually, if I had to admit anything on here (as it is fairly public), I suppose I have to pick the occasional fight with my siblings (usually friendly, eg., shorting their sheets, stepping on the back of their shoes while they're walking, innocent teasing, etc). They usually get me back, so turnabout is fair play. Plus, I feel it is my obligation as the youngest sibling.
That, and I would have to say that my ability to form coherent sentences (either typed or vocal) tends to decline in relation to how little energy I have.
As for personal desires... I would have to say that I would like to learn how to play a violin. That, and the more obvious reason (hint: I'm on this site).
That being said. you should message me if:
-> You enjoy casual intellectual conversation and not take it too seriously (and possibly some friendly animosity to boot).
-> You know the difference between a homonym and homophone.
-> You feel that women posting duck-face and men posting topless in order to look cool and approachable has the opposite effect.
-> If you think everything you have read so far might even slightly appeal to you.
I may surprise you if you have any doubts. Fair warning though: If I suckered... *ahem* I mean, interested you into dropping me a letter, be prepared for some lengthy conversations. :)