That being said, I like motorcycles, motorcycle roadracing, sailing, whitewater kayaking, and similar pastimes that require my concentration and skillful participation in order to stay alive. Shotokan karate is one of my favorite martial arts, and a great way to eventually quiet the monkey mind. Also, a life without music might as well not be lived. My latest pastimes include afro-brazilian dance, getting arthroscopic surgeries, and jetskiing.
Things that make me happy while simultaneously filling me with longing are oceans, bridges, highways, airports/airplanes, railways and shipping ports. (I don't necessarily have to travel constantly, but I need to know that someone is.)
People that interest me are usually brilliant, technical, musical, and/or demonstrate competence and confidence in at least one aspect of their lives. I am drawn to violence controlled, intensity muted, ego undemonstrated, power not exercised, passion restrained, and sensuality unleashed. I also adore clever and funny.
People that don't interest me include the inappropriately arrogant, overtly manipulative or controlling personalities, those who touch without permission, those who have to ask permission, the stupid, the unwise, the dramatic, the dishonest, and those whose interactions with me suggest an Obvious Romantic or Sexual Agenda.
I am slightly more fun than this self-summary would lead you to believe. However...
A note: I'm not here trolling for dates, I joined a few years ago because my partner said it was fun to answer the questions, and it was. The whole dating thing kind of bugs me (see above re: obvious romantic agenda).
I am too serious, caustic, and intractable.