That is a conscious decision, I've tried most things once and found that I simply prefer to read.
So I ended up fixing computers for a while. When my mother passed away a few years ago, I used the inheritance to try to become a writer. A few novels later, well, the writing part has been easy enough, but the selling them part has been hard. I've made some money, but not nearly enough. (And note that I said writer, not editor. I'm sure I've made a few typos on my profile. Especially when you re-write stuff they creep in)
Though thanks to the Kindle, I'm not sure I can run out of things to read anymore. All pre-Mickey Mouse literature is now mine!
Movies: I like action, sci-fi and horror (the suspenseful sort, not sadistic or gory), as well as campy movies. Johnnie To and Ryuhei Kitamura are my favorite directors. Also love old movies, especially serials and pre-code stuff.
Although it's a bit hard to reconcile with my admiration for artistic creation, even badly done ones, I am a big MST3K/Rifftraxx/etc fan.
Shows: I generally only watch TV to watch the (baseball) Cardinals game or the History Channel and TCM. The last sitcom I liked was The Golden Girls, and the last drama...I don't know, I am afraid to watch them because they always seem to get canceled when I like them.
Music: I have a Last FM page - http://www.last.fm/user/DiscoJer
Mostly a combination of '80s stuff, classic rock, and Electronic Dance Music (mostly trance). Led Zeppelin, Suzy Solar (her radio show), and A Flock of Seagulls are my top three.
I actually haven't liked a new rock song in almost 15 years (though I've tried to get into psychobilly), but on the flip side, there's more good music being produced today than I have time to listen to. It's all pretty much EDM, though. It's also nice looking back at music from the '70s and '80s that I missed at the time. (And yes, I really do like disco.)
Food: Pizza is my favorite. About the only great thing about St. Louis is the style of pizza, which I love. Faraci's on Manchester is the best, I can't even imagine a better pizza. Well, Farotto's is really good as well.
St. Louis has a lot of pizza places - do yourself a favor and don't eat at Imo's, or god help you, Cecil Whitaker's. They are respectively the McDonald's and Arby's of St. Louis style pizza
And while I'm being preachy about pizza, use your skillet to heat it back up, not a toaster oven. Just put some tin foil over it, put it on medium, and give it a few minutes until the cheese bubbles! Just try it. You'll kick yourself for not doing it earlier. I know I did.
Just to add my own categories:
Comics: Get Fuzzy, Drabble, Mother Goose & Grimm
Paintings: Et in Arcadia Eco by Nicholas Poussin, A Friend in Need by C.M. Coolidge, Flaming June by Frederic Leighton, and most landscapes by Caspar David Friedrich, but especially The Tree with Crows and A Couple Gazing at the Moon. Art is something I've grown to appreciate more as I've gotten older
Dr Whos: Jon Pertwee - he was the most stylishly dressed (even looking good in a cape) and flew an autogyro. And Leela would be my favorite companion, she's very...stabby.
Seriously, who cares about an ipod when it's 30 degrees and pouring ice rain? Once you've lost everything, it's hard to get attached to mere possessions again...
It's given me a much better understanding of Michael Bay. When you can't figure out how to develop a scene further, it's easy to just insert an action scene or explosion.
Or in more prosaic terms, reading a book while occasionally entertaining one of my pets.
Saturdays I generally go out, though it's usually to the library and then a pizza.
In that time, I have gotten basically virtually no replies, one non-crazy message beyond a "hi" from a local woman (and none of the "hi"s ever replied back when I replied), a whole bunch of random insults, and a few nice messages from women far, far away (twice other states but usually other continents). And zero dates.
I should probably take the hint, but I'm stubborn. Or something.
By and large, that has been the case. But what email I do get seems to be from women just looking for a warm body. I am more than that.
I've emailed women of every shape, size, and color on this site. What did they have in common? Well, besides not replying to me (heh), there was just something about them that I liked that made me want to get to know them better.
That's all I really ask.
(Well, okay, you also have to be single. I really don't understand people who are still married but separated and yet apparently have to run out and find someone else before they finalize anything)