I'm pretty attracted to people that have a science background but also have a predilection to creative pursuits. Getting the hands dirty is hot!
I have been to a real live Vodou ceremony in Haiti and I've been personally yelled at by Siegfried in a hotel (Roy was there, but chose to continue quietly eating his breakfast).
Life has been good to me and I'm grateful for that - time to find someone to share it all with. Hopefully you're in a good place in your life these days, too.
Making or modifying my furniture (I have a few pieces I rescued from the street and then customized to suit my space/tastes).
Keeping my tortoise, Natasha, in fresh veggies.
Things I'm not so good at: trip planning (I tend to just buy the tickets or get in the car and plan on the fly - yes, this can cause problems occasionally - perhaps this is where you can assist?); non-food shopping; computery stuff; coming up with lists when prompted.
MOVIES: The Big Lebowski, Delicatessen, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Baraka, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Run Lola Run, The Constant Gardener, Apocalypse Now, Requiem For a Dream, Rushmore, No Country for Old Men, Black Swan, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, WALL-E, Repo Man, The Bourne Identity trilogy. Directors: Jean Pierre Jeunet, Werner Herzog, Darren Aronofsky, the Coen Brothers, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Kathryn Bigelow, Guy Ritchie, Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam. I do love movies...
MUSIC: Lots, but I favor mainly rock and folkish stuff. Things like this, if for no other reason than the raw energy of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1l5BM31llg
I probably should go to the symphony once in a while... date idea? Recent favorites are Sigur Ros, Mike Doughty, Deltron, Townes Van Zandt, First Aid Kit, Elliott Brood. I've also just re-acquired a cello, in hopes of recapturing my high school music mojo.
FOOD: Lots. Plow breakfast, Limon Rotisserie everything, Little Chihuahua tostada salad and pozole. Recchiuti dark chocolate, winter squashes, summer stone fruits, chicken and waffles(!), really REALLY sharp cheddar, Manila mangoes, olives, bagels & lox & capers. I'm a carnivore who cooks the occasional vegan dinner.
PODCASTS: I just recently got into these. 99% Invisible, Comedy Bang Bang, WTF, and Car Talk are my favorites.
...you've got something to teach me.
...you are a kind person at heart, yet still have a bit of sass.
...you're an independent thinker.
...you don't book your schedule so packed that it always takes 2 weeks to plan every date.
...you're a mix of science-y and artsy.
...Vegas is NOT your idea of a great vacation.
...places like Turkey and Indonesia DO sound like great trips (want to go?)