Education is a priority in my life, whether it is formal or informal. Regardless of whether or not you are in school, I think it is important to always have something to work toward and always have a goal for personal improvement (this could be cooking, learning a new project, reading a book, whatever). It is important for me to be around someone who is self motivated as it makes me want to better myself.
The outdoors are something I find enjoyable, along with anything to do with nature and science. I grew up boating and fishing, although I can't do that now in NYC. I also enjoy getting out to check out farmers markets on the weekends.
Although I'm fine with going to bars, I prefer to limit my drinking to once every week or so. I find that it just takes too much time out of my life, (mostly the following day). I would rather stay in to cook with friends or go out to a dinner/show/farmers market, etc. I will admit that I love craft beer, so I have a hard time turning down a good IPA.
I really enjoy getting out and trying to see new places. It might be in the same town or a road trip away, but it is always an adventure to me! My most recent adventure was in NYC where in one day I: walked 200 city blocks including central park, toured the Met, hung out in the ETSY headquarters, played in an underground ping-pong bar, ate Sichuan pepper for the first time (google it), and checked out a Burlesque show!
Also, (I don't mean to brag here) I am a really, really ridiculously good cook. I enjoy making everything and I'm damn good at anything: BBQ, gourmet pizzas, Thai, French, Italian, Southern food, etc. Did I mention that I am a foodie? And, I roast my own coffee : )
-Cooks Illustrated Magazine
-A crafts project to work on
-Extra Polar Ice
...if you consider yourself sarcastic, light-hearted and try your best to be positive in all situations. Also, please have a friendly and warm personality towards everyone. I'm really impressed with people who are courteous to others.
...if you can have a conversation outside of sports and/or T.V. shows. I still really enjoy watching sports and TV, but I'd rather be talking about a book you read, a weird science article, something new you learned, a hobby of yours; anything with some substance.