While I have achieved a degree of professional success, I have tried many occupations and want to try many more; I honestly can't say that I know what I want to be when I grow up, which provides me with a feeling of possibility that I enjoy greatly.
Making people laugh
The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine by Steven Rinella
Winter's Tale by Mark Helperin (a perennial favorite)
Lamb by Christopher Moore
I also love Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman's books and blog, and any hard sci-fi that can stick to a taut story without getting too existential. If you haven't read George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, please do so now and then join me in cursing him for continually delaying the release of the next book.
My favorite movies include The Princess Bride, Chinatown and any Monty Python. I also love the recent stream of raunchy comedies like Superbad, 40 Year Old Virgin and Hot Tub Time Machine.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do like House, would fight to the death to be able to keep watching 30 Rock, lament the end of Arrested Development and will raise my nerd flag high and admit that I signed a petition to get Firefly back on the air. A recent revelation is that I can not watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia while drinking anything or I will actually do a spit take.
I'm fairly eclectic musically, with soft spots for folk, punk and alternative. I'm a big fan of Fat Music compilations, Leonard Cohen, Erin McKeown, Neon Trees (at least the song that's been in heavy rotation on the radio), Queensryche, Avenged Sevenfold (yes they make horrible wardrobe choices) and Paul Simon.
As for food, Mexican or Italian are my favorites, although Indian food does give them a run for their money.
Conversation with witty people
Amazing action scenes involving ninjas and beautiful women
How to take over the world
For those interested in a relationship, you should message me if you like yourself, want someone to complement you rather than complete you, like being kissed frequently, are sexually adventurous and don't mind hearing me go on and on about whatever my latest interest is.