Help your potential matches find common interests.
History, Classics, Science, and Science Fiction figure heavily on
my shelf- Sagan, Vonnegut, Pratchett, Herbert and Tolkien. I grew
up on the cynicism and misanthropy of Calvin and Hobbes; 25 years
later, my sense of wonder is as strong as ever and my faith in
humanity is, I suppose, somewhat Hobbesian. My shelves are
conspicuously full of things written by white men, so any
suggestions to broaden that which might suit my genre tastes are
welcome. Gotta start somewhere, right?
Musical standbys include Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Pinback and
GY!BE; throw on The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, or Built to Spill
any time. Moving toward Tycho, Holy Fuck, and The War on Drugs
lately. Auto-Tuning hurts me in my heart-place. If you're not
functionally deaf for a few hours after a Dinosaur Jr. show, you're
doing it wrong. If you can't hear the ice melting in your bourbon
over Billie Holiday, you're doing it wrong.
Kids in the Hall, BSG, Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Game of
Thrones, and Rick & Morty. The first two seasons of The Tudors
were impressive. John Oliver is onto something fantastic with Last
Week Tonight. I geek out on Formula 1, but I won't inflict it on
you beyond recommending that you see the Senna documentary. I don't
miss daily TV; with the net, we've been living in some version of
the future they promised in my childhood for a while now and it's
Kevin Smith movies are always good for a laugh and toe-dabbling
intellectualism. Ed Wood films and other so-bad-they're-good
B-movies are LOTS of fun. Any documentary gets a chance, but summer
blockbusters generally do not. Thrillers are okay, but with the
notable exception of zombie flicks, gore is a non-starter.
Obviously, Thriller itself is golden.
I love cooking, and usually cook for an army that never shows up,
leaving me with a week's worth of lunch. I usually only eat meat
when I'm out and about. But I make recognizably-Midwestern chili
and decent Thai, Indian and Mexican food. I am willing to go to
some lengths for good coffee, cheeses and chorizo.