2) Conversationalist - a mile a minute and I want to know what you think about everything I'm blabbing on about, too.
3) Enthusiast - There are very few things that bore me.
4) Busy - I love my work...and it sucks up a fair amount of my time. I love my friends...and I like to see them often. Doesn't leave me with barely enough time to sleep - so to speak.
Volunteering for political campaigns or community organizations, or trying to fit in some exercise, in my free time.
I guess it depends which context people are meeting me in which it ends up on.
When I get the time to read, fictionwise, I love Murakami, Stanislaw Lem, William Gibson, Ian Banks, Neal Stephenson, and the occasional junky scifi novel. Oh, and Tintin books. Lots of Tintin.
Musically, I'd love to go to a cello recital with you at VMFA in the afternoon, then change for a good old headbang with Red Fang or something.
I love to cook and am quite good at it -- I make fine mjeddrah, jerk tofu, southern-style collards, pesto grilled cheese sandwiches, and even black bean burritos.
2. Discussion partners.
3. Food tasters.
4. The promise of change.
5. Enthusiasm + effusiveness.
6. At least a walk a day, better yet a run.
John Rawls and Ian Shapiro
And, let's be honest, since we're all human and science shows it to be true:
Also I once walked two miles through a city in Northern China on New Years Day singing, alone, and drunk.