I've got some readjusting to do (I'm super, accidentally rude by US standards sometimes) but my dog and I are making great cultural strides. I no longer (usually) jump in surprise when people are nice to my dog and have stopped saying "thank you" in Chinese, mostly.
I laugh at really terrible things - like the word doody and love swears (the more inventive the better). I love to sing, but am absolutely awful at it. I play no instrument well but imagine that I should.
I am a hopeless, unapologetic nerd. Also, a serial hobbyist. I've done or am planning to do most of the artsy type things. I occasionally play an old school table top RPG, and can probably quote the entirety of Ghostbusters.
A minimalist with cluttery tendencies. I love travel and attempting new languages. I've been all over Asia (except North Korea and Laos and Cambodia). My favorite place on earth is Slovenia. The entire country.
I've lived in a lot of ugly places, so any time I can get outside and meet awesome people or have a picnic in a park, that's a pretty good day. If I can make someone laugh, even better.
I'm also a little obsessed with geology and love digging up dinosaurs.
I am no good at chess, but play a mean game of Cards Against Humanity .
I also like learning the best words in foreign languages - SPOILER: it's not always the swears. But usually.
Let's say glasses. Or tattoos. Whatever, you choose.
I love movies - Monsters, ghosts, weird and well told. I love super serious movies (like Winter's Bone) and ones that are made of explosions and punches as well - I'm particularly fond of a good horror movie.
Music tastes are always weird to describe. I can name almost no one currently being played on US radio (I argue that's not a bad thing), but not because of some dumb hipster reasons. I love the good bits from the 80s to Nerdcore hiphop to Australian bluegrass.
Food is an impossible list. Let's go with a few things I don't like: Mangos. Watermelon. Stinky Tofu.
2. My dog (His name is Sushi)
3. Kindle (I need books for life)
5. walking/hiking shoes
6. Adventure - of the planned and unplanned variety
In Shanghai we played a game called "Is that stain pee?" - I'm pretty happy I don't have to think about that here.
Or playing video games. Or looking for a good beer.
Or throwing my dog in the car to go somewhere that sounds fun for the weekend.
This isn't really private, but: I've neglected to discuss any sort of sexual preference label because I generally dislike labels. I tend to avoid them, but use bi on here as I dislike artificially limiting options for friends and partners. I understand this label comes with its own limitations, but there you go. I don't apologize for using it (but in general I prefer the ladies).
Also, I have little to zero tolerance for text speak. If you can't take the time to type out "you" don't bother writing me. I love words and love what they represent. Linguistic evolution aside, I hate text speak.