In declining order of importance:
1.) Talk: I live for discussing, researching and learning, and testing my understandings of the world. You must enjoy discussing alternatives, but it is a big plus if you like arguing civilly (or with artistic sarcasm).
2.) Reading--I prefer non-fiction (so that I'm always learning something), but I respect art (and we can discuss that). This one is also a requirement.
3.) Wit, sarcasm, a sense of humor, and general cleverness. This one is a requirement, too. If you can insult me and make me laugh at your cleverness, we're gonna get along great.
4.) Games of most all kinds: board, video, cards. About the only game I don't like is a word game. Now that I think about it, I do NOT play D&D, either.
5.) Travel by land: I'm looking for someone to share my adventures with. I hope you are looking for that, too.
6.) The outdoors? I love them if there are no insects. (I don't kill insects, so I need to stay away from them).
*Now* let's look at who I am:
I am an academic studying rhetoric, the "art of character" (or, at least, persuasion). I am here in Spokane to write parts of two books and I am teaching a few classes as a college adjunct. I am most interested in theories about how drama and evidence work. I am cynical and sarcastic, I'm not subtle, and I have a sharp wit, but it might be turning cheesier as I age.
If you are looking for a challenge, here I am. I am not laid back. Why would anyone want to live that way? I love new experiences and new ideas, but my blunt orientation can make it difficult for new people to get to know me. I most admire passion in others because passionate people seem to have the most to share. I love travel, and I love the outdoors (but don't get to venture out there that often).
VERY IMPORTANT: I love arguing: that means that I love the free exchange of ideas, especially as warranted claims, especially when they clash with each other, especially as a devil's advocate. I think the match questions sometimes make me appear rude when I say I like to argue. When people do not want to argue with me, I listen and stop.
I am philosophical, argumentative, and snarky.