I've recently moved to Brooklyn and would like to make friends for hanging out, drinking, chatting, brunching (I hear that's popular here) and so on with. If you're a Brooklyn native who'd like a friend (no relationship required) drop me a line and we can go out for a coffee or a beer some time.
Like most of us, I've been hammered by the recession. I've got less money to blow (slightly more with the raise!), but more interest in things like cooking in bulk, spending time with friends, meeting new people, and engaging in low-cost fun.
I'm polyamorous, which means to me that I'm never going to see monogamy as a default state for my life. I may end up with only one partner, but the potential for multiple relationships is always there. I've been poly for over 10 years. Community building is important to me. I wish to heck there was a "no messages from poly people" function on this site. It'd save me time in contacting people who're not poly but are high matches.
I love cooking, and feeding people. Food is love. I think a cookbook is more of a guideline than a set of rules. My general preference in cooking is to throw stuff together in sensible proportions, add heat, and expect it to come out tasty. I'm the sort of person who gets ideas by eating something at a restaurant and then creating something like what I ate, only better. If we become friends, good food will probably be involved somehow.
I enjoy the arts. Everything from the cave paintings at Lascaux to 3-D digital art, Prokofiev to the Pogues, and so on. I particularly love Jazz, with a focus on beebop. Miles Davis and Jackie McClean for example.
I'm moderately well educated in the visual arts. I've got some strong opinions on what is good art, and what is bad art, and also, what art I love.