Accurate if somewhat unflattering one-sentence description: I'm an interested party. I find people fascinating, and enjoy meeting new people and finding out what makes them tick. But I'm also easily distracted by the next puzzle to solve, which sometimes looks like disinterest.
Physically, I'm short and solid. I wrestled in high school, and it shows. I also ran long distance in high school, and that does *not* show.
Emotionally, I'm curious and adventurous, because I have a wonderful base. I don't know if I'm an agnostic polygamist or just a tomcat, but either way the stable relationship that I have allows me to safely and securely pursue other relationships without expectation or desperation.
Politically I'm a bit of a civil libertarian, but I believe that there are some matters that are handled better by a government using pooled resources than by the aggregate charity of the citizenry. I love a good political debate, but am allergic to talking points re-spouted without your own brain's refinement.
When I'm not working I'm probably either photographing (sports, bugs, or hillsides), playing xbox games, hiking, or wishing I was better at chess.
Favorite Books -- Anything by Jack London, The Supreme Court by William Rehnquist, anything by John Keegan or Arthur Conan Doyle. Hmm, this is turning into an author list, oops. Isaac Asimov, Gary Larson, Mark Twain, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler.
Favorite Movies --
Most things by or with David Mamet, Alfred Hitchcock, Werner Herzog, The Marx Brothers, Fritz Lang, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, The Coen Brothers, Lee Marvin.
Dark City, Zatoichi, The Jerk.
Favorite music --
* non-vocal jazz (esp Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery),
* electronica (esp DJ Shadow, Groove Armada, Infected Mushroom)
* bluegrass (but don't tell anyone)
Favorite Food --
Italian mostly, but I regard Barbacoa's steak burrito (black beans, cheese, hot, lettuce) to be the finest food purchasable in the state.
2. The perspective of others
4. Emotional connection
5. Problems to solve
6. Ha ha - no sixth thing