Help your potential matches find common interests.
My degrees are in media. So, uh: I consume a lot of media. But
these have been recurring themes in my life over the last
Film: Oh, I suppose I have to say Pirates of the Caribbean.
That is the One True Film of my teenage heart. I think I can still
just about recite the entire film from memory off the top of my
head. Including musical interludes during the action sequences.
(Yeah. That was a productive summer, that was, learning to do
that.) I also like things like Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films
and The Departed and Django Unchained and Nightmare Before
Christmas and Jurassic Park and Saw (but only the first one).
I generally like big, epic, adventure films or films that are
psychological thriller types that get under your skin. Or
films. I will also pretty much watch any documentary ever if it
exists, extra especially-special if it's about dinosaurs. Because
If you know of anything that might fit under those descriptions,
recommendations are more than accepted and encouraged.
Show: Arrested Development, Friends, Frasier, True Blood,
Top Gear, Horizon, QI, Jeeves and Wooster, Sherlock Holmes (1985
Jeremy Brett version), Gilmore Girls, 21 Jump Street, Project
Runway, Shark Tank, Good Eats, Burn Notice, Supernatural, The
Simpsons, Stargate Atlantis, Elementary, Orphan Black, Orange Is
the New Black. I also have a lot of love for old school American
television like Taxi, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore
Show, The Odd Couple, Welcome Back Kotter, I Love Lucy, etc. I
totally binge-watch crap reality TV with my mother and it is
And, man, if you can find a common theme in that list, I would love
to know it.
Music: Radiohead. Radiohead is the ultimate answer.
Radiohead is 42. If someone stuck me on an island and told me I
could only listen to one band for the rest of my life, I'd be
perfectly happy with that. Otherwise, I'm stuck more in the sixties
and seventies. Pink Floyd, T-Rex, Bowie, The Kinks, Beatles, Janis
Joplin, Bob Dylan etc. Or really cheesy 80s bands, like Duran Duran
and The Cure. You can never go wrong with the Pixies. Lately I've
been listening to a lot of Modest Mouse.
Books (more like writers): Jack Kerouac, Richard
Siken, Naomi Klein, Harold Pinter, Michel Foucault, Jane Austen,
T.S. Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich Nietzsche, P.G.
Wodehouse, that Shakespeare dude, Augusten Burroughs, JK Rowling,
Maureen Orth, George Orwell, Tim O'Brien, Edgar Allen Poe, James
Joyce, Stephen Crane, Suzan Lori Parks, Richard Lovelace, F. Scott
Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, e.e. cummings, Samuel Beckett, H.D.
Thoreau. I also really love (auto)biographies and a wealth of
Food: Well bacon cheeseburgers are pretty fabulous. Uhm. Red
Bull? I drink a lot of Red Bull. That's another thing someone
usually first notices about me, at least on repeated viewing. Is
she carrying a Red Bull can? Yes she is. My family is Polish so
really good, homecooked Polish dishes will have me rolling on the
floor making happy sounds and singing odes to kielbasa.