That's not to say that I don't have my faults. I have a tendency to be a little odd and quirky at times, though that's probably one of the reason's I'm so memorable. I can be a bit overbearing for some people, though I personally feel like I'm usually fairly reserved. I'm a little more forward with my emotions then most guys, but only because I freely admit to having them and don't try to keep them locked up in some deep, dark corner of my heart. I am definitely too honest for my own good. Oh, and I have this habit of being too wordy. But you've probably caught onto that by now. :)
For me, books are essential. Like air or a sense of humor. I just couldn't live without them. But, I do have some that like more than others. A couple of my all time favorites books and authors include: The Things They Carried, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, all of the Harry Potter series, The Naked Ape, Les Miserables, East of Eden, Frankenstein, Dracula, A Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, Shōgun: A Novel of Japan, Silence of the Lambs, What Dreams May Come, The Forest Unseen, Hannibal, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Ender's Game, Lord of the Flies, The Jungle, and anything by Ray Bradbury, Issac Asimov, Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens, Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Kurt Vonnegut, Bill Bryson or Stephen King.
When it comes to food, I definitely don't have a picky palette. With the notable exception of brussel sprouts and very spicy food, I enjoy eating almost anything and, let's be honest, who really likes brussel sprouts? I also love trying new food; the more exotic, the better, within reason (I draw the line at Rocky Mountain oysters). I am also a total geek for sushi and never miss the opportunity to go out for it.
As far as my taste in music goes, it can be defined in one word: eclectic. This is reflected by the disorganized mess that I call my iTunes library. If you were to randomly pick a song from it, you'd have as much chance of getting Beethoven as Ozzy Osborn, or John Lennon as Miles David. I really can't name all the different musicians and types of music that I like. Pretty much the only music that I usually don't enjoy listening to is country and rap. That doesn't mean I won't listen to it though; only that I don't actively seek it out. My policy with music is the same as with food, books, movies and pretty much everything: the only way to know if you like it is to try it at least once. But, if I really had to name a few favorites musicians, I'd probably go with The Beetles, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, the Seatbelts, Philip Glass, Daft Punk, Eric Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, the Blue Man Group, the Decemberists, the Eagles, Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra.
1) My family
2) My friends
3) My health
4) My work
5) My dog
~ you enjoy words that end in "-ology"
~ if the phrase "Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!" has any significance to you
~ you need a hiking buddy to fend off mountain lions or rabid squirrels
~ you have an interest in mediation, Taoism, Buddhism and any form of Eastern philosophy
~ you want to get lost while exploring the city
~ you collect plants as a hobby (somebody out there has to besides me)
~ you want to talk about anything or nothing, your choice
~ you feel like it