I believe that how you do something is as important as the thing itself.
"It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier." - Robert Heinlein
I think the gender binary is a cultural artifact that deserves to be relegated to anecdote status.
I have become an enthusiastic bicycle commuter. It took me a long time to overcome my paralyzing fear of riding in traffic, but I think I have finally transformed it into a healthy wariness. Also, this vigor and vitality I feel after riding my bike 15 miles a day is absolutely awesome! I should have done this YEARS ago.
making people laugh.
waxing my moustache.
thinking of witty repartee . . . an hour after the opportunity to say it has passed.
that they don't comment on out of politeness: the four crazy-mutant eyebrow hairs that stick out wildly in random directions.
Books: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Book of Five Rings, The Ethical Slut, The Impractical Cabinetmaker, A Book of Luminous Things, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Little Prince, The Repairman Jack novels, The Richard Sharpe novels, and lots of others. I'm an avid reader. I put a lot of miles on my library card every month.
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Dark City, Superman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Schindler's List, Scent of a Woman, Billy Elliott, Spiderman, Strange Brew, Monty Python, Doctor Zhivago, Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Indiana Jones, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins and a bunch more.
Music: I like all kinds of different genres and styles. I think music is a fundamental part of human existence. I enjoy talking about music as well as listening to it (with others or by myself). I especially value the artist/audience interaction of live music. I wish I were better at making music myself.
what fun little project I am going to do next.
reading a good book.
catching up on my Hulu or Netflix queues.
tinkering in my workshop, making something out of wood or sea glass or whatever is lying around.
you appreciate a handsome moustache.
you believe it's totally acceptable for a woman to take the first step. I'm not intimidated by proactive/assertive people and I don't buy into the cultural norm that men always have to initiate relationships. It's an absurd notion.