Non traditional and non conformist, but you might not notice that right away.
I'm too conservative for the granolas, but not conservative at all (i.e. mostly fiscally conservative, definitely morally liberal).
I used to like risk and adventure, but am more of a homebody and more sedate as of late (been there, done that.. have the broken bones to prove it). I won't say I wouldn't be up for some adventure, but company plays a big part of that.
I have chickens and various critters, someday I want to live on a farm. Really, I like non-human animals better than people.
I grew up all over the world and I've been to every continent except Antartica. England, Indonesia , Kenya and New Zealand were favorites. I like to be where it's warm. Preferably near a beach. I don't like wearing shoes and would love to wear my flip flops year round.
I'm looking to get out and meet new people. I find that meeting interesting and eclectic men is hard to do in day to day life. Ideally, I'd like to find someone to share the rest of my life with. However, I'd be happy with stimulating companionship and decent sex.
I do tend to see the bad (in people, in life) and am annoyed by people who are overally pollyannaish. Cynical, for sure, and most things are shades of grey with me.
I am a serial monogamist type, so if you are into multiple partners or relationships, please don't contact me. Not saying I'm looking for marriage, just commitment on some level at some point. Unless you're Viggo Mortensen (or look a hell of a lot like him), in which case I'd be really happy with any booty call you'd care to throw my way. :)
Staying calm when the shit hits the fan.
Not taking things too seriously. I hate drama.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality by Kundera
Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver
The God of Small Things by Roy
Trainspotting by Welsh
Atonement by McEwan
The Year of Living Dangerously by Koch
The House on Mango Street by Cisneros
The English Patient by Ondaatje
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Hoeg
poetry: Bukowski, ee cummings
Movies (to name a few):
Empire of the Sun, Cinema Paradiso, The English Patient, Orlando, Natural Born Killers, Blade Runner, Princess Bride, Stand By Me, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Anything with Viggo Mortensen in it
Music (Nothing obscure here):
Billy Joel, Suzanne Vega, Sting, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Weezer, They Might be Giants, The Smiths, Liz Phair, Tori Amos, Ryan Adams, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, 80's music
Maybe my favorite song ever is Summer, Highland Falls by Billy Joel. Runner up: Poison Moon by Elvis Costello.
Best song with my name for the title: Caroline by Old Crow Medicine Show. Runner up: Caroline by Brandi Carlisle.
I also know several musicals by heart.
Food (I am pescatarian):
Love ethnic food... Indian especially (vegetarian). And arugala. I really like arugala.
You want to discuss (and/or argue over) good books/philosophy over tea/coffee.
If you have never read any of the books I have listed, we probably will have nothing to say to each other, but I'd like to be proven wrong.
If you are smart and nerdy, but timid and/or passive, we might end up great friends. I am tough and aggressive; pure intellectuals are not for me romantically.
If you think Depeche Mode's "Somebody" is a pretty good indication of what you want in a relationship.