I recently saw a contestant from Top Chef and am brushing up on my cooking skills, but it's harder to cook when you don't have anyone to cook for...
I love movies, especially horror movies. Trying new things and being the dare-devil inside me who likes to be a little frightened. Maybe it is the rush or the reassurance that comes with it.
I am known to be able to pick up and go in about 20 minutes to go on a random adventure. I love trying new things. I have rappelled down Navy Pier Tower, karate chopped wood, kick-boxed, and learned how to tango all in one day. It is called City Chase, which is basically Fear Factor meets Amazing Race - I highly recommend it!
I used to own my own karaoke and DJ service, so I have a huge love for music and I hate the song "Love Shack." It makes my ears bleed.
But I have been working in advertising, mostly media buying, planning and selling. This economy is trying to cut my throat, but I won't let it.
Ideally I want to be a roadie for G. Love and the Special Sauce ;)
I have an odd sense of calming people down and also direction. I am proud to know how to drive a manual car and my ability to face my own fears and be honest.
I would also say people notice my hair. I am a red head, which is only 1-2% of the U.S. population. So dating me is like dating an endangered species.
Movies: Memento, Usual Suspects, Clue, Breakfast Club, Goodfellas, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, American Beauty, Amelie, Saw series, Pulp Fiction. Seven, 12 Monkeys, Slumdog Millionaire, Cabaret plus suspense thrillers (Breathing Room, Primal Fear - love Edward Norton!) horror films especially - Old Boy was simply amazing and Spike Lee is redoing it (11/13), I hope it is good! Update - 11/2016 - crap movie. Spike Lee should've left it alone.
Shows: The Wire is by far the best television series ever. Beyond that I like(d): Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Damages, The Office, Weeds, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Modern Family, Dexter, Demitri Martin, Sopranos, Rescue Me, Six Feet Under, Chappelle Show, Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, and Seinfeld. UPDATE 11/13: MISFITS - British show; totally amazing!!!
Music: G. Love and the Special Sauce, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Star, Morrissey/The Smiths, L7, Silversun Pickups, Benni Benassi, Wu-Tang Clan, Radiohead, Tribe Called Quest, Devotchka, The Roots, Q-Tip, Erykah Badu, Jay Z, Led Zeppelin, NIN, The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Pixies, Jimi Hendrix, Common, Alice In Chains, Jamiroquai, Fiona Apple, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jack White, Velvet Underground, The Beatles and Moby.
Food: Breakfast food is my favorite. Mexican food too. Beyond that I love to try new things and really can only say I am not a fan of Indian Food, but I think I need to try it again.
My cat, Dexter
Inventions. I swear I have a new crazy idea every day. The problem is implementing them.
Honesty. I am honest to a fault and I am the type of person to face my fears head on and learn from my mistakes. I own it. If you prefer to be an ostrich and not fix yourself, but rather make excuses - we will have problems. I am opinionated but I will be gentle, unless you aren't getting it and I will come at you like a hammer. I am working on that right now. I consider patience something I lack. You also better be able to laugh at yourself! Basically, try not to be a pot calling the kettle black. People know when they come to me with a question I will answer honestly because I care. I am a loyal and honest because I lead by example, but I like a guy who knows how to lead too.
Update 11/2016 - one important quality - you need to be conscience of others. You need to have empathy and often put yourself in others shoes. If you don't do that on a regular basis, chances are we will not get along.
I have a rough seemingly unbreakable exterior, but honestly I am a marshmallow inside. I hate to admit this, it makes me feel weak.
I have a fear of stairs. Not snakes, spiders, heights...stairs. Weird I know.
(Wtf is short term dating? I'm kind of lost. I mean, is that where you date someone but know you don't want to marry them, but you are afraid of being alone? That's definitely not me.)