What I'm looking for:
- an educated, intelligent, well-read woman around my age
- who is fond of pets, children, somewhat introverted is a plus (not loud-mouthed or overly snarky)
- financially responsible, no serious addictions, not a religious or political extremist either left or right
"The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy" by E.D. Hirsch, poetry by W.B. Yeats, Will and Ariel Durant ("The Story of Civilization"), Joseph Campbell, Robert Anton Wilson, sales and guerilla marketing books by Jay Conrad Levinson and Mark Joyner, and many others. I read widely but almost exclusively non-fiction, including psychology, history, sharp cultural criticism such as Camille Paglia or Greil Marcus, and books which seek to bridge science and spirituality such as the works of Dr. Gary Schwartz and Rupert Sheldrake. Books about great artists like Gaughin, Picasso or Duchamp. Also, adult comic books and graphic novels such as by Bernard Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Jaime Hernandez and especially Alan Moore.
Films & Movies:
Marx Brothers comedies, "The Hustler", "2001: A Space Odyssey", "El Topo", "Paper Moon", "Apocalypse Now", "The Deerhunter", Star Wars series, "National Lampoon's Animal House", "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip", "Da Ali G Show", "American Splendor", "Art School Confidential", "Ghost World"
"Late Night With Stephen Colbert" , "PBS Newshour", Ken Burns documentaries (and not much else)
Van Morrison, Prince, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Blondie, 92.9 the Mountain (r.i.p.), Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins, "French Tickler" by Sonic Youth, the Replacements, Arcade Fire, the Rolling Stones, "Another Green World" by Brian Eno, "Flaming Red" by Patty Griffin and much more (like Renaissance guitar music). New delightful discovery: Vampire Weekend and "Live at Daryl's House"
Prefer Italian and Mexican
(NOT a dietary extremist)
Coffee, green tea and V8 juice daily
2) Getting away from the suffocating city and getting immersed...at least once in a while...in nature (the top of Mount Lemmon, Gates Pass, etc.)
3) YouTube music video playlists
5) Mind-expanding books of my choice
6) Expanding and deepening my spiritual experience, which is based on the philosophy of religious "perennialism" ("Truth is one, the sages call it by many names")