I enjoy learning about people and places I am not familiar with, and would like to find someone who has a similar interest in expanding her horizons. I tend to find that my interests and general outlook make me fairly unique, and thus I am not necessarily expecting our interests/ preferences to be a complete overlap. I am more interested in the two of us being able to accept and enjoy each other for who/ what we are.
Outside of work, music is a big part of my life. I am currently working on getting a new band project together. (Probably just for recording and maybe the occasional gig for now, given the aforementioned medical issues.) I also participate in blues jams and similar events as often as I can.
-Helping to work out compromises and/ or creative solutions to problems or disagreements.
-Noticing poor spelling or grammar, and correcting it.
Movies: This is an area of weakness, as far as cultural exposure goes. However, favorites include Space Balls, This is Spinal Tap, the original three Star Wars movies, Ghostbusters, most Monty Python stuff and Office Space.
TV: I hardly watch any, except the Daily Show. During a recent trip to England, however, I discovered the comedic brilliance of Mock the Week and Old Speckled Hen beer commercials. Check this out- it will change your life:
Music: I absolutely love listening to music, playing it and/ or seeing live performances, and am constantly checking out artists and genres/ sub-genres new to me. Favorites are too numerous to list, but include Porcupine Tree, UFO, Thin Lizzy, the Dictators, lots of obscure old metal, various jazz and blues stuff, Celtic music, and I've loved Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" since I was a kid. Oh, and I think many of us can agree: never trust anyone who hates Queen.
Stuff I've been listening to lately: the new Cynic, In Solitude, Steven Wilson, Opeth and anything involving Anneke van Giersbergen. Local favorites include Protean Collective and Bent Knee.
The only thing I am kind of snobbish about is that I have little patience for anything I see as dumbed down, pandering or simplistic, which means little to no interest in top 40 or most of what passes for country music nowadays. I guess the bottom line is that I tend to seek out quality stuff that doesn't get a lot of mainstream exposure. Once you've heard truly great, inspiring music that many people are unaware of, it's hard to find time for a handful of marginally talented pop stars that get far more attention than they deserve already.
Food: I'm open-minded but I enjoy a lot of Italian and Indian cuisine, as well as some Mexican and Chinese.
-A well-functioning mind
-A guitar (or three!)
-People who aren't shallow, judgmental ignoramuses
(I don't like having a total of six things to pick. I feel like it will somehow either end up revealing too much about me, or not enough of any substance.)
-anything you have read above appeals to you.
-you like traveling, exploring, going to concerts, and generally having fun while expanding your horizons.
-you can appreciate someone who is unique or different from the norm for who they are, and would like the same in return.
Non-smokers strongly preferred, by the way.