I watch too much TV, read too many books of all sorts and have many friends who wonder why they don't see me more often. I occasionally interrupt reading to enjoy playing most games but play poorly, or to see live music but most of the places I used to go in NYC for shows have closed while I wasn't looking and I've been to busy to explore lately.
I am an academic, or I was always already an intellectual and now I have been certified. I really like ideas, and learning new things from people and books. I teach college students sometimes.
I really like people but I can often sound pessimistic or critical. I like to help people, I like to whittle, I enjoy doodling, I fear the future but am usually making careful plans for it. I am not materialistic but keep old letters and keepsakes because I value them.
I do not agree with OK Cupid that I am more competitive or Indie than average, and I am certain that I am not more spontaneous than average, but it is correct that I am lazier and more politically progressive then average.
I suppose I'm just another guy, but OK Cupid says I'm compassionate, giving, and independent, and I'd agree and say it's a fairly good combination.
I am clearly not concise.
I'm deciding where and what and how to live life after grad school, and am open to suggestions.
I am also good at cooking a pleasant meal, sympathy and advice, sitting and chatting outside on a nice day, watching movies and not commenting or talking until it is over.
Books written by John Steinbeck, Neil Gaiman, and Christopher Moore lately. Always: Salinger, Vonegut, King, Tolkien, Heinlein, Huxley, Foucault. And anything cheesy and fantasy as a break from academic books.
I'll watch anything really, but I'll mention movies with swords in them, with dirty jokes in them, or with quirky underdogs winning the day, also 'The Fifth Element', 'Pump up the volume' and 'the last unicorn'. Shows I watch regularly are generally comedies, science fiction or repetitive police shows where criminals are always caught in the end.
Lately I've been listening mostly to old Jazz and blues as well as some contemporary root/folk inspired music, but I like anything really. A few artists I like in no particular order: Louis Armstrong, Pine Top Perkins, Dexter Gordon, Fleet Foxes, Decembrists, Neko Case, Metalica, Aerosmith, Dead can Dance, The Pogues, Tom Waits, Nick cave, Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Paolo Conte, Billie Holliday, System of a down, NIN, AC/DC, Metallica, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits,
Foods - Fresh Cherries are probably my favorite food, and I really love fruit in general. Yay for breakfast sandwiches involving Eggs Cheese and Meat. Also: Spinach Salad, Bad New York Style Pizza, Good Bagels, Thai Summer rolls, Spicy Tamales de Rajas sold on the street by a little old lady near my house, Braised lamb with tomato compote, most varieties of kebab, twizzler, home made cookies, and basically any cheese.
2 Consumables including frequent cigarettes
3 At least occasional tasty treats
4 The company of interesting people
5 Ideas, new and old, to play with
6 Moments of accomplishment, utility, participation, silliness, and excitement
I also think a fair amount about the fact that girls are pretty, television needs to be written smarter, and prioritization on unfulfilled to do lists.
I can be shy around girls, and talk about sex makes me blush some times.
Anything else I'd have to be asked rather than offering here to the internet generally.