I would like to think that I am pretty easy going, and I know that I have a good sense of humor(I can find humor in almost all things, quite often by looking in the mirror) and even if the comedian(or joke for that matter) isn't funny, it will probably remind of something that reminds me of something,(well you get the idea) that I did find funny and I will laugh.
I have some very definite political beliefs, and enjoy a vigorous yet friendly/polite debate. I know that I am fairly well informed, and I do like having those type discussions. Its a chance to both educate, and to more importantly, learn. I would venture to say that my friends are probably 50-50 on each side of the political spectrum or 33-33-33. About 1/3rd to the left and right respectively, and about a third that move, depending on the issue. You may even end up being surprised about where I stand on a few.
I do like sports, I just don't really plan my life around "watching" or going to a game. I am a Cubs fan(went twice in 09', 1 game in San Diego and 1 in Chgo) and a White Sox fan, for as much as a Cubs fan can be. The three great Chicago disasters, 1.) 1871 The Great Chicago Fire 2.) 1992 the Chicago Flood 3.) 2005 White Sox world champs. I like baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf(again you get the idea). I also like to go camping/backpacking and scuba diving(haven't had the time for either).
I have a few TV shows that I like, which I really do try to see when they are shown. Other than those shows not much for TV(no cable or satellite, why pay lots of money for it if you almost never get to see it). I am also a big reader. I like Scifi/Fantasy, I like action and mysteries and "who done its".
I know that I am a caring and compassionate guy. I am one of the people that my friends turn to for help. Be it a hand with something, a ride or fixing something. I kinda do the repair and replace thing for family(extended) and friends. I am the type of guy who tries hold the door open for women and my elders. I say "Yes Mam and No Sir, Thank you. Some of the manners that are missing to day., I am sometimes to caring and compassionate for my own good. I don't always know when to say no.
When it come to relationships, well, when you give to much, and care to much. When your hopes get dashed. When you are always an "after thought" and never a priority. I have been described by more than a few people as being a "Good-hearted guy". You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain. I'd say that I'm a knight in shining amour, but actually, my amour is, well its a little old an rusty an dented, but it is not tarnished. And like the knights of old, When you fall or are knocked off your horse, you get up and get right back on again.
I am intense, capable, and warped
Books/Movies: LOTR, All the Bourne movies(haven't been able to read all the books). All of the Harry Potter stuff.
Movies:most comedies and action movies. All the star wars movies. Most of the old westerns. If its a good movie I'll watch it.
Music: country, rock, pop, Jimmy Buffet, Meatloaf, Phil Collins, three doors down. Not real big on hip hop or rap, although some of it is OK.
Food: Chinese, Korean, Thai, Mexican, German, Italian, Polish, Sushi and Indian(sorta, need someone to teach me on both). The two finest word in the English language: "Encased meat". And the four finest words are "Brats on the grill". Gravy can be its own food group. I do like and even love my veggies, but, zucchini is a waste of good garden space as is eggplant. I absolutely abhor coconut.