I enjoy cooking a great deal and want to expand my repertoire.
I'm a somewhat obsessive reader, currently favoring science fiction, statistics, and economic development, but the focus of my interest is liable to change. In general my interests are fairly geeky, including the telecom industry, aerospace engineering, behavioral economics, quantum and particle physics, astrophysics, 16th century English poetry, the history of science and mathematics, and evolutionary biology.
I like going out with friends when there is some kind of activity involved, like singing karaoke, watching a movie, or playing pool, but tend to feel uncomfortable going to parties or bars just to hang out or socialize. I've been told that I'm good for cuddling and laying against, but your mileage may vary.
I am rational, contemplative, and a good listener
Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Daniel Keys Moran, Steven Brust, Edmund Spencer, Jared Diamond, Andrew Marvell, John Keats, Iain Banks, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Steven Levitt, Barry Nalebuff, Alistair Reynolds, Chuck Palahniuk, Henry Petroski, John Donne.
Here's what I'm reading right now: http://www.shelfari.com/josephbono/lists/NowReading
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Prestige, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Princes Bride, The Matrix Reloaded, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Empire Strikes Back, Hero, The Hustler, Memento, LA Confidential, Super Troopers, Zoolander, The Rules of Attraction.
Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Alias, Arrested Development, Sports Night, Angel, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Harvey Birdman, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
A smattering of metal, techno, and Rock Band music. Currently lots of Killswitch Engage, Linkin Park, Apocalyptica, Johnny Cash, Juno Reactor, Metallica, and Ministry.
For more, see here: http://social.zune.net/member/JoeBono
Italian, Thai, Chinese and Indian are probably my favorite cuisines. I'm also quite fond of Sushi and good old beef and potatoes.
* Vibram fivefingers shoes
* Nokia ICON Windows Phone
* Fitbit Ultra
* Earbud headphones (I listen to podcasts constantly)
* Sunrise light alarm clock
I'm looking for someone intensely smart, who is doing something with her life that is personally important and fulfilling (or is working towards finding that thing). I'd like someone I can cook for, go to the movies with, and sit quietly with, reading side by side.