I like to think I am a pretty laid back, outgoing type of guy. I love the process of getting to know somebody and understanding where they are coming from and what motivates them in life. I especially enjoy talking one-on-one with people so they can really open up to about what they think. Also, you can count on me to be there when you just need a trustworthy, compassionate ear. What I ask in return is that you tolerate points of view that differ from your own and refrain from passing judgement on others: I prefer a live-and-let-live approach to treating others.
When I am not out doing something new and exciting, it would be nice to share a couch with someone and watch a movie or just relax to music or a good conversation.
Also, I'm improving my pool skills, since one of housemates just bought a pool table.
TV: Breaking Bad, Burn Notice
Music: A very ecclectic mix including Dance/Club Music, Pop Music ('80s to present), Funk, New Wave, anything with a strong beat; Little Boots, Lights, Ace of Base, Human League, The Killers, Chromeo, and I could go on and on
Movies: "Drive", "Easy A", "The Usual Suspects", "Wild Things", "Fight Club", "Wall-E", anything with a good plot twist
Food: I think I like simple things done well the best. It's fun to have a night in and prepare meat and mashed potatoes (a speciality of mine) and then complement it with wine. Also really good, soft rolls or other bread products are always nice. And perfectly prepared pasta, where it is just the right amount done.
A place to walk and think
A plan for the weekend
However, when I am alone, I am constantly trying to work on growing as a person. So that may mean thinking about my career plans. Or I could be planning what kind of experiences I want out of the upcoming weekend. It could be deciding what I am going to work on in the evening. There's even a good chance it is just trying to figure out what I am feeling at that particular moment.
-When I was in high school, I wanted to be a forensic scientist, until the explosion of shows focusing on fictional forensic scientists.
-For a while, I was the president of the largest ballroom dance club at UW-Madison. It's not a huge part of who I am now, but I had a lot of fun.
-Several years ago, I had a circle beard. I really don't know why I thought that was a good idea. If I still had it now, I would probably looking like an aspiring James Bond villian.