I'm also aware that a lot of humans group other humans into behavioral groups based on our appearance as a gut reaction. A long time friend of mine reminded me of how different we were from a lot of people around us that happened to look like us for a long time, going to Baltimore City Public Schools at the time. We barely listened to the music they did, often did not talk they way they did, or even want to talk about the things they did. We chose not to immerse ourselves in the culture they did. I then found a lot of friends and special people in my life who did not look like me or have the same shade of skin, but had similar interests. Over the course of my life, I've then met a lot of people who have similar interests, that I feel are bright, compassionate, funny, beautiful, and take great care of themselves but who do not happen to look like me or people I'm related to. I just want to date someone who has similar qualities, regardless of their cultural background. I identify as a human being and a citizen of this world, not with some label society decides to give me. I feel the same way about people I meet, that I do not know. They are human beings. Not *insert-whatever-demographic-you-want* people. They can then take the time to identify themselves to me as an individual if they wish, and vice versa.
My Meyer's briggs personality type is INTJ. I'm on the cusp of being an an INFJ, too. Apparently, we are pretty rare people. I work around quite a bit of INTJ's, but then again...I'm in a technical field.
Typically you might find me doing things like:
* Randomly writing writing songs on my piano
* Mediating about how beautiful this planet is, and how short our life on it is.
* Working out at the gym, most likely weights, but a bit of cardio
* Kayaking in middle river, riding my bike, or walking around somewhere when the weather is great.
* Eating Halo Top Ice Cream (It can fit in my macros, and it is good to boot)
* Sitting out on my deck listening to music or reading a book
* At a bookstore on a weekend morning reading up on new programming stuff, practicing programming, or reading a cool fictional book
Things you will not find me doing:
* Following pop culture and/or caring about it. That includes 95% of the music and fashion. I have a clear understanding of what makes me...me. And that's definitely not going to change based on anyone, lol. That also means I would never want expect someone I'm interested in to be anyone but herself.
* Going to clubs
* Going to crowded bars
* Eating fried eggs, American cheese, and anything that has coconut in it (have always hated those lol)
Im also a professional software developer, settling into my first home, gardening (pulling a lot of weeds now lol), and I am also a hobbyist keyboard player who's interest lies primarily in jazz. But that's been my favorite genre of music since I was 9 years old. I love many types of music though, and am able to find many things to appreciate about so many different types of art. I'm also a big fan of jazz influenced folk, 60's Brit influenced pop rock music, bossa nova and salsa music, and British invasion 80's music :D.
I'm excited about figuring out ways to apply my graphics, music, and programming skills in the future to help build games and application software people really enjoy using, and hopefully even make learning more fun. Tech activism is becoming more of a chief concern of mine as well. I'm currently brainstorming an app that would work as an anti pattern to social media. It has its uses, but I really want to help bring people together organically in various ways.
T.V. Shows: Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos, Various Marvel Comic related T.V series, various Anime series like Darker than Black, Phantoms, etc.
Movies: Spider-Man, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Pan's Labyrinth, American Zombie, The Matrix (first one only), What Dreams may Come, Patch Adams, Good Morning Vietnam, some great classic horror like Christine and Near Dark as well as much respect (but I'll never watch it again, it made me keep the light on for 2 weeks) for The Exorcist and...those are a few that I can think of that had a solid impact on me in one way or another. I also love good martial arts movies, like Ong Bak and Kung-Fu Hustle:).
Music: Way more than this list but: Miles Davis, The sonar Collectiv Orchestra, Jazzanova, Clara Hill, John Coltrane, Steely Dan, Swing Out Sister, Astrud Gilbero, Janelle Monae, Prince, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Bebel Gilberto, Ellis Regina, Ella Fitzgerald and Cole Porter, Jane Monheit's covers of the aforementioned artists, and modern game orchestrators like Noubo Umaetsu, and Hitoshi Sakimoto. As for Rock: The Beatles, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Mars Volta, XTC, A Perfect Circle. Folk/Rock: Joni Mitchell, Thief, Pat Metheney, CheckField. 80's British invasion, including Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, Joe Jackson (even though I believe he is Canadian), Level 42 (some of their stuff, anyway). The list goes on and on...
Food: During the week, mainly salads, wraps, lean meats and veggies. On the weekends I eat whatever though, usually wings and a cider at a local pub (Dry rub wings at Red Brick Station are awesome!), sushi at a place like XS in mount vernon or sushi hana in towson, or whatever else may strike my fancy. I'm not extremely picky.
Family, Friends, House, computer, cell phone, car, keyboard.
On a more material note, the heath and well-being of my loved ones, projects for my new house, code, whether or not I can randomly flesh out a song in my head, etc.
I have a huge imagination, and I'm a video game and movie geek. Not so much that I can recite a bunch of lines or anything, but I can have some pretty fun conversations about various games and movies. My favorite show as a teenager was also Xena: Warrior Princess. And I'm darned proud of it.
You are greatly interested in making the world a better place, through love, compassion, and whatever your heart leads you to do :D.