Help your potential matches find common interests.
This part got long. I won't blame you if you skip it. :) I don't
think there's any reason we need to like the same things here
anyway, although if you are someone who thinks all genre fiction is
crap, we will probably not get along. (Some of it is crap, no
question. But there's a lot of literary
fiction/nonfiction/every-other-category-you-can-think-of crap out
there, too. Just sayin.)
Books: I read and love lots of stuff, but there is definitely more
science fiction and fantasy than anything else. Over the past few
years I have become somewhat addicted to audiobooks; lately I've
been listening to a lot of P. G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie,
among other things. I'm usually in the middle of several books at
once. Right now it's Adi Rule's Strange Sweet Song; GRRM's A Dance
with Dragons (been reading this one very slowly for months, not
loving it like the earlier books); and taking a break from my
audiobook list to catch up on my new podcast addiction: Welcome to
Movies: Die Hard, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element, lots of other
things that star Bruce Willis (I enjoy him. I am not ashamed of
this.) Ghostbusters, Princess Bride, Hellboy, The Empire Strikes
Back, Young Frankenstein, My Cousin Vinny, How to Train Your
Dragon, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Cabin in the Woods, Moonstruck,
Overboard, Coming to America, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie
Bartlett, Galaxy Quest, Shakespeare in Love, Nobody’s Fool,
Groundhog Day, Back to the Future, The Shawshank Redemption. (I
just realized that these are all really old. A couple of more
recent favorites: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Lego Movie.)
Shows: Recent new favorites include Sherlock and Dr. Who. Older:
Buffy, Angel, Firefly. Veronica Mars. Arrested Development. Scrubs.
30 Rock. Really liked the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, and
most of House. I don’t watch much in real time - mostly Netflix and
Hulu after the fact.
Music: I like all kinds of things, except perhaps soft jazz.
Recurring favorites include Violent Femmes, My Chemical Romance,
Muse, The Killers, Danny Elfman movie scores, musical theater, They
Might Be Giants, Meat Loaf, Oingo Boingo, Sha Na Na. Random songs
from bands and songwriters I hardly know that friends have turned
me on to. I bet I like some of what you like, too.
Food: Italian, Thai, sushi, burgers, BBQ, brunch, fried rice,
grilled vegetables, red wine, breakfast cereal, Reese's peanut
butter cups. Pralines! I like other stuff too. Food is good.