Help your potential matches find common interests.
Caveat: I'm lousy at favorites. I'm much more of a
context/mood/momentum person. With that in mind, these are some of
the things I might be enjoying at any particular moment.
I'll read anything that holds my attention. At any given time, I'm
probably reading 2-5 books. Or more. I tend to gravitate to one or
two at a time based on my current proclivity. Or the ones that are
near. Or that I can find.
Right now, I'm reading How The Mistakes Were Made and
Understanding Our Mind, Carry the One, and
The Newlyweds. I'm often reading some non-fiction book
about psychology or some Balkan history book or whatever else I
pick up at the library or bookstore that looks interesting. Oh, and
Gone Girl when my son's playing in the toy section at
target. I'd like to finish before I see the movie.
Grease (I just went to the sing-a-long at The Loft. Fun!) , The
Fugitive or some more current action-y movie, Blue Ruin, Margin
Call, Carlos, Million Dollar Arm. With movies, I go in looking to
be entertained. If I'm educated or moved or provoked--great. But my
primary motive is entertainment, and that can be achieved in a
number of ways.
If this means TV, then The West Wing is my all-time favorite (ok,
sometimes, I do have favs!). These days I like Parenthood
and The Assets. I don't have a TV, so I don't really keep up with
that aspect of pop culture very well. I do Netflix, however.
If this means musicals or plays then, I'm up for almost anything
and I especially like musicals (um, I think I mentioned this
already). Some favs: Rent, Oklahoma, West Side Story, and
I tend to fall back on the stuff I grew up listening to. For me
this means 80s music, hardcore/punk, and musicals. Lately, I've
been trying to branch out a bit more listening to Florence &
the Machine, The Lumineers, Regina Spektor, Bright Eyes. Bach is a
favorite when I'm wired and need a visceral calming (if that's a
thing). Also, I ran into a couple straight edge kids the other day
and I think I'm going to go their show later this month. Good
times. Ok, that was a long time ago. But still.
I like food. If it's vegan and well-prepared (or just sweet!)
chances are I'll like it. When I'm not being lazy I like to cook
and I'm pretty good at it.