I like a dry sense of humor. I like people who have a bit of an edge—who aren’t too sensitive, moral, or easily offended. Who will make fun of me, and whom I can make fun of. I want to be with people who are idealistic and ethical; who are passionate, interested, creative, engaged with the world, who read, and who believe that one of the great experiences in life is to be transformed by art, whatever your art of choice is.
I like people whose lives are characterized more by living than consuming. I think--at least I’m pretty sure--that all the traits I just listed describe me as well.
Things I love (family and Friends not included):
Spending time with my children.
The light in New York City, especially in the late afternoon.
One or two friends, a bar, and drinks.
Northern New England.
Walking long distances.
Skating outside in Winter.
Red Wine, Whiskey.
Things I like:
Baseball. The Red Sox. But I'm an unapologetic fair weather fan--why be tortured?
Exercise. I might say I love to exercise, but it takes so much time. It's always a conflict. That takes it down a notch.
Cooking. Again, I might have said I love it. But when you're very good at one thing, it's hard to do something else and experience a lot of failures. Which is what cooking has been for me. Too many failures to love it. Actually, maybe I don't even like it.
Things I Don't Like:
Towns that maintain a falsely rural or otherwise nostalgic veneer, like Princeton, NJ or Lincoln, MA.
When I stop at green lights or drive through red lights, both of which I do with alarming frequency.