I travel light. Learning about the world, trying to understand people, cultures and systems beyond my own experience, and rediscovering the familiar are general guiding aims. I imagine and daydream and read books and write plays and devour narrative television and consider the implications and limits of empathy. I can spend a reeeeal long time staring into space. But in conversation I'm forthcoming with both thoughts and jokes.
At some point, when one has known me long enough, I will begin to point out when words are anagrams of other words.
I'm drawn to nerdish types who value integrity, curiosity and hilarity. Also those who don't message asking to meet up "tonight."
Writing postcards without a rough draft
Traveling in the former USSR
Remembering my dreams
Guessing people's Myers-Briggs profiles
Not wasting things
But it's probably, you know, not that.
Favorite TV Shows Emeritus: The West Wing, The Simpsons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars. Recent Favorites: Parks & Rec, Mad Men. Currently Watching: The Americans, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Sherlock.
Music-wise I've already gotten Les Miserables out of the way, so I'll say...random mix of indie, classic rock, pop, hip-hop and assorted Pandora playlists? (....and Hamilton.)
Food. I am a vegan. Let us agree here that I will not hassle you about your food choices and you will not harangue me about protein. I love bread. I love vegetables. I love fruit and grapes above all fruits. Herbs and spices, yes. Let us give honor and praise to the versatility of the chickpea.
Books (not the e-kind, but real ones with pages, covers, colors and spines)
Pictures of baby goats
You grant others courtesy and compassion.
You appreciate, but do not scrutinize, enthusiastic dancing.
You want to go see a play.*
Last thing: I don't have a lot of dating and relationship experience -- not for any dramatic reasons, just cause that's how it goes sometimes. Now you know! And it needn't be a weird first-date revelation that interrupts our discussion of racism and anagrams and whatever weird shit you're into. [insert your joke about why I don't date more and let's move on]
*If you have tickets to Hamilton, disregard all other requirements.