Lately, staying fully employed in film/post-production has meant moving every six months, which isn't as appealing to me now as it might have been in my 20s. So last March I took a new position with a company in San Francisco that's still related to computer graphics, but targets the design visualization market (architects, automotive designers, etc.)
Prior to movie work, I did a lot of photography. I really miss the days of shooting on film and am particularly fond of the slow, meditative nature of photographing with a 4x5 view camera. Yet I also enjoy artistic/creative endeavors I'm not so good at, or which take quite a while to achieve competency, oil painting being the latest.
I'm a better than decent tennis player, with a dreaded lefty serve into the ad court. My game's a bit rusty from not playing enough recently. I'd like to change that -- perhaps that's where you come in ?
Lastly, I'm a ridiculously good cook, more so with pastry/dessert/baked goods. When I say ridiculous, sometimes it proves quite literal. To wit, I'll make homemade asparagus stock for a risotto from the saved end pieces or melt milk and bittersweet chocolate together for chocolate chunk cookies.
A few of my all-time favorite films include "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "The Right Stuff", and "Fantasia". More recently I've been watching some early Technicolor films including "The Red Shoes" and "Black Narcissus". Despite the kidding I get from one friend in particular, not all of my favorites are from last century. Great cinematography is always appreciated, e.g. anything shot by Roger Deakins ("The Reader", "No Country for Old Men", "Skyfall").
When the TV is on, it's more likely tuned to a PBS station. Favorite shows include Nature, Washington Week, and America's Test Kitchen. 30 Rock was great, especially seasons 2-4; Mad Men delivers on so many levels, alas I'm working through the DVDs (just finished season 4). Mythbuster's is fun, especially when a high speed camera (i.e. super slow motion) or a massive construction project is involved.
Good food is important to me, though I shy away from the label "foodie", which too often implies snobbery over the act of sharing, preparing, and appreciation of good food. I'll take a shabby restaurant with amazing food over a hip restaurant for those who want to be seen. I'm pretty much an omnivore with few dilemmas though I mostly avoid veal as well as out-of-season produce from the southern hemisphere. I get excited when asparagus is coming into season. As much as I love fruits and vegetables, I couldn't stick to a vegetarian diet full time.
Time spent outdoors in nature / wilderness.
Access/exposure to the visual arts and music.
Good food, friends, and the time to enjoy both.
Just about anything else is icing on the cake, more than likely baked from scratch.
Otherwise no Friday is really typical. It depends on if I have weekend plans with an early start.
Also, I had the worst day of my life around the age of six months... I nearly died of a respiratory arrest. Although I have no memory of the event, knowledge of that experience helps keep life's little annoyances in perspective.
Closer to home, maybe you have a favorite restaurant you'd want to introduce me to. I'll run the gamut from 3 star white tablecloth, to a hole in the wall taqueria or Pho spot, and just about everything in-between, except McDonald's.
Or maybe there's a museum exhibit you're dying to see. I recently took in "Impressionists on the Water" at the Legion of Honor, and am looking forward to the Anders Zorn exhibit in November.
Finally, if you see my profile on Quickmatch and want to rate me 4 or 5 stars, why not follow it with a nice message ? I'm generally pretty good about replying to women who make an effort to write a thoughtful message.