I have a lot of friends and enjoy art galleries, live concerts, author lectures and much, much else, not to mention a drink and great conversation at a cool bar or restaurant. I love to cook, give an awesome massage, and can carry a conversation on about any topic.
I have two kids now on their way in the world, more or less, as young adults, and I'm free to do what I like, though I still spend a lot of time with them when they can work me into their busy lives.
I'm not a huge TV watcher, but enjoy watching sports (my version of reality TV) while I'm reading something, and have enjoyed many of the more intelligent and interesting hour-long dramas of recent times. I'll occasionally go on a viewing binge on Netflix or Amazon Prime. If you have shows you watch, even if I'm not into them, I'm sure I can entertain myself just fine with something to read while curled up with you on the couch.
I'm a MASSIVE music fan, with hundreds of CDs (and now thousands of digital tracks) from a wide variety of genres both current and long past.
All-time faves include: Miles Davis, Neil Young, Prince, New Order, The Replacements, U2, Radiohead, Dead Can Dance, Coldplay, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, John Coltrane, Charlie Haden, The Clash, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Fela Kuti, Beth Orton, Billie Holliday, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aster Piazzolla, Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Cassandra Wilson, Cesaria Evora, Husker Du, Los Lobos, The Band, Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Midnight Oil, Moby, English Beat, Everything But the Girl, Thievery Corporate, Groove Armada, Flaming Lips, John Martyn, Frank Sinatra, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright, Lyle Lovett, Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Massive Attack, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Pete Yorn, Portishead, R.E.M., Randy Newman, Tears For Fears, Rolling Stones, Shelby Lynne, Sly and the Family Stone, The Smiths, Sparklehorse, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Warren Zevon, Wilco, Willie Nelson, World Party, and Zero 7.
Recent much-loved bands include Ray LaMontagne, Warpaint, Dawes, Bright Eyes, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Snow Patrol, Fitz and the Tantrums, Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Adele, everything Danger Mouse does, Shins, John Legend, Death Cab for Cutie, DJ Shadow, Spoon, Keane, Travis, Keren Ann, Elbow, Magnetic Fields, My Morning Jacket and Nick Cave, among so much else.
I'm a long-time KCRW supporter, so I keep pretty up to date on interesting music through that and my own peregrinations across the Internet.
As for food, I'm an omnivore who appreciates many kinds of food and styles of cooking. I enjoy eating out, whether in a fancy place or a dive ethnic joint. I also enjoy cooking a LOT, but prefer to do it for/with someone. It's a very nurturing and satisfying thing to make a great meal for someone and enjoy it together, ideally with a nice bottle of wine or some exotic cocktail I've conjured up.