What else? I read quickly, I type quickly, and I write quickly. Most everything else gets done at a more relaxed, mellow pace. Cults are uncool (no Scientologists, please). Atheist. Liberal. Feminist. Pro-equal rights for everyone. Carnivore. Lazy artist and writer. Tealdeer. Information junkie. Skeptic. Occasional clove cigarette smoker. Child-free. Doting aunt. Ferret wrangler. Grouch. Grammar cop. Good friend. An amateur photographer with realistic assessment of skills (I get lucky now and then).
I am turned off by: people with blatantly sexual login names, illiteracy, rudeness, and an apparent inability to hold a conversation with me about our common interests BEFORE hitting on me. IF I were on here for dating purposes, I would be ONLY interested in straight, single males 6 years younger to 6 years older than myself. BUT I am only on here for FRIENDS (and to take silly quizzes): Friends with similar interests. I'm not here to "hook up" with strangers for sex. I like sex as much as the next person, maybe more, but I'm choosy.
Helpful hints: I'm not going to be impressed with comments about my appearance. I'm not going to e-mail you at your personal e-mail address, because MY personal e-mail is none of your business unless I offer it to you. (Also, you could be a spammer.) I'm not going to stop what I'm doing to go fire up another chat program for your convenience. I'm NOT going to send you pictures of me, clothed or otherwise. Please don't ask me to go out of my way to make contacting me more convenient FOR YOU if we've never even met before, that's extremely presumptuous and rude.
Dudes...I hate to have to add this to my profile, but I'm weary of the number of requests of this type I get nearly every time I log on. The worst offenders have not even bothered to fill out a profile yet (or post a photo, for that matter). Not only do these guys want me to give out my personal information immediately, or to stop what I'm doing to IM them with their preferred chat program, they do not bother to let me--or anyone else--know anything about them.
Don't be that guy.
I am attracted to: wit, style, intelligence, good grammar and spelling, a quirky sense of humor, individualists, brunet men with great hair, literate people, musicians, artists, writers, kindness, devotion to friends and family and pets, cleverness, creativity, charm, Brits. But all of that is irrelevant, because I'm not here "shopping for a mate".
What else? Um. I like scones. And cheese. Cheese is yummy.
I am eclectic, music-obsessed, and kind-hearted.
Looking for something less "catch as catch can". I'm not money-obsessed but would like a career that provides me with enough to not worry about whether I can save for retirement, buy groceries, pay bills and have enough left over to indulge my interests and various desires (which don't tend to be expensive).
I stink at remembering to log on to OKCupid to check my mail. I apologize in advance.
I am also good at research, fact-finding, information gathering and assimilating various obscure and not immediately intuitively congruent data points. If it's out there, there's a good chance I can find it. Hire me. :)
I am not sure where my mobile phone is.
I read classics and actually enjoy them (although--despite a degree in English literature--I have successfully avoided enduring the badness that is "Tristam Shandy" thus far).
(b) When pressed, I say "After Hours" (Scorcese) is my favorite film.
If it is a quirky film, I probably like it.
If it is a weird film, I probably like it.
If it is a depressing film with flawed and tragic characters struggling for redemption against bad odds, I probably like it.
If it is stylish, I probably like it.
If it is funny and has a minimum of gross-out scatalogical humour, I probably like it.
If it is a "rock and roll movie", I probably like it.
If Disney studios made it, and Randy Newman wrote the theme song, I probably do NOT like it much.
If it's a brainless chick movie (a.k.a. "romoporn"), I probably won't like it at all.
If it has Jackie Chan in it, I don't care how bad the plot is, I like it.
If it is a big budget summer blockbuster, I probably don't have much of an opinion about it or I hate it. Titanic. Yawn. Whatever.
If it has Tom Cruise in it, I probably hate it. Ugh, that guy.
(c) I am obsessed with music. It's the one thing in my life that I DO obsess about. I love: Britpop... Neil Hannon, Jarvis Cocker / Pulp, Brett Anderson / Suede, Mike Viola, Bernard Butler, Split Enz, XTC, Blur, Oasis, The Who, Squeeze, Blondie, The Kinks, Air, Dandy Warhols, Ash, Radiohead; Spiritualized; etc. I had a long list here at one point, but who wants to read 500 band names? Also, who doesn't like The Beatles? I mean, I can understand if you don't like everything David Bowie ever did. "The Laughing Gnome" is...well, um. But we can't be friends if you don't like The Beatles. Go away. Shoo.
(d) Frozen White Russians, Chocolate vodka, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, some Indian, pizza, tiramisu, flan, key lime pie (can you tell I am hungry right now?), chocolate candy with caramel inside, steak'n'potatoes, broccoli...um, also carbohydrates and sugar. Good grief...I eat like a guy. I do really like braised tofu appetizers. Also, lima beans and spinach. But I'd rather eat a bacon cheeseburger than a salad. I am so ashamed of that. SO. ASHAMED.
* some time alone now and then to decompress because I am introverted
* books / reading material. Must...read...everything...
* my music collection
* the Internet
I try to learn something new every day, and usually I do.
Now I am working or trying to find more work, because being horribly poor and not being able to pay bills or buy groceries is a drag.
In truth, there is no typical Friday night.
I am somewhat ashamed of this quirk, because it focuses on something superficial and has nothing to do with how nice a person is (or not), but I suppose everyone has something that turns them on (or off). I keep my own hair long and layered, actually.
I would never want to own a monkey.
I like dogs a lot and enjoy the company of my friend's dogs in moderation but I am not a dog person. I find them exhaustingly needy and have lived with too many dogs that destroyed almost everything in the house. Not cool. They are like kids: I enjoy spending a little time with them but am thrilled when they go home.
Also, I don't log on very often. Last time I logged in (before today) was in 2006. Yeah, I suppose I am not a big "dating site" fan, I guess.
You should not message me if you're just a big horndog hoping to get lucky. Won't happen.