I like a sense of age and craftsmanship in all things. I like earthtones, natural fabrics, canvass, leather, brass, copper, and hardwoods. I like complex mechanisms, clockwork and otherwise. Cephalopods and bicycles, fountain pens and neurons. I own no denim and prefer wingtips to tennis shoes. I like things that grow. My apartment is festooned many plants and I've started a small vegetable garden.
I am a political creature and love to debate and discuss, but am never angry. I find it difficult to raise my voice. I am a classical liberal, or libertarian. I do not follow sports but instead fulfill that need by following current events and international relations. I read The Economist , and sometimes watch the Prime Minister's Questions. I have no filial relationship to the United Kingdom, I follow Euro-politics for sport alone.
I enjoy film, and go to the movies fairly often. My tastes are eclectic, and I go to art-house flicks and blockbusters alike. My favorite genre is the surrealist mind-bender. Comic book movies and period pieces are a guilty pleasure. I am not however partial to horror.
I enjoy music, I was a music minor in college. I listen mostly to classical or contemporary classical. I like the minimalist school as exemplified by Phillip Glass or Max Richter. I also have a subscription to the San Diego Opera. I don't know much about pop music (defined broadly) but I do not classify as any less worthy an endeavor, and am open to exploring it . I've recently discovered I like the sound of the Decembrists. I'm a sucker for the accordion and a 19th century aesthetic.
I live by myself four blocks from the beach and like to take late-night strolls in the moonlight, even in the winter. I like hiking, and though I haven't done it recently, camping.
I have a good memory and revel in trivia of a historical, political, scientific, cinematographic, or linguistic nature. I can link-hop for hours on wikipedia or tvtropes.
I like European style board games, and have participated in the odd RPG. I like puns and appreciate good oratory. I regularly attend concerts, operas, and plays.
I value my conscious experience and choose not to numb myself with alcohol, marijuana or even aspirin, though I am tolerant of their use in moderation.