I'm getting better at it, although I'm thinking my dating appeal has an inverse relationship. I don't play music and, lamentably, no beard. But I can cook (not a professional, just for fun) and do your taxes (in this case, like a former pro). But I' perfectly happy with who I am. I guess that's the fun part of growing up.
I know nothing about pop culture, and sometimes think about how awesome it would be to unplug the internet (feels like we've overcomplicated everything). But I read a lot, especially novels and international current events (it's disconcerting to see how many people my age are unaware of what's happening in Greece, Chinese foreign policy, the Iran nuclear deal, etc). And yes, the internet keeps me informed, and yes, that makes me a hypocrite.
And I actually find myself wanting to do new things as I get older, not slow down! I never thought I'd love running outside, but here I am. I've never been camping, but willing to try (and you'll have the joy of watching a city boy fail in the woods). In other words, I'm open to new things, even if I don't list it here somewhere. But not sea food. I've tried enough times, and it's not happening, lol.
I guess my taste in women is eclectic. Height, age, size, education etc, doesn't seem to matter so much for me. I've dated an odd range of ladies in my life (and each one had something awesome I valued)
***I realize my photos are ridiculous, but they're the best I have. I'm not as much of an idiot as you'd judge by my pics.
Anything by Patrick Rothfuss, Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy
Starbuckd by Nick Taylor, Wheel of Time (suck it A Song of Ice & Fire)
Food: Indian, poutine from Quebec (Smoke's is a crime against humanity), German salami sandwiches with mozzarella, cherry cola, ball-park pretzels, smoke meat sandwiches, my homemade arrabiata sauce (which has received nods of approval from Italian girls), American comfort food
Shows: Canadiens games on RDS, House of Cards (netflix version), Premier League on Saturday mornings, Rick and Morty (summer 2015 can't get here fast enough), The Venture Brothers, Britcoms (you haven't laughed till you've seen Hyacinthe scale a fence), Workaholics, The Loop (season one), Gotham, Vikings
Music: The Raveonettes, Chvrches, 2Cellos, Metallica (Black album and everything prior), 90s rock/alternative/ska/punk in general...I recently had a pair of 18 year old girls laugh at me when it came to discussing my taste in music (while at school, I just realized how creepy that phrase comes across). I guess Abe Simpson was right.
Movies: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Munich, Sex Drive, Eurotrip, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Waiting, Gladiator, Monty Python, A Knight's Tale (this was pure genius and you know it), Scent of a Woman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (although I really need to watch this again, I'm sure I missed stuff), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (all-time fav)
Coffee & croissants on the weekend
Girls in polka dot dresses
The yummy and sweet tears of Toronto sports fans
That insane adult playground in St.Louis, Missouri at City Museum. They kick the kiddies out and open the bar at night!
My next coffee maker (I don't own a lot of things, but a good coffee maker is non-negotiable)
You'll go upside the back of my head when I make an inappropriate comment. Or laugh along with me. Preferably the latter, but the former is kind of understandable now and again.
You don't think female initiative is a criminal offense. You'd be surprised how much it's appreciated when the girl can be bothered to make the first move.