I am affectionate, geeky, and *wicked grin*
Just spent over a year in Vancouver working at a little publishing place, because Windsor beat out St. John's for Unemployment Capital of Canada months before the recession even officially started. As of August 18, back to Windsor to finish off my dang ol' degree.
(EDIT: The mod mop mullet is now more than a year old, so it's just kinda slightly-more-textured than it was before. Am hoping to find someone who can recreate it?)
b) Independent/foreign movies, Donnie Darko, musicals, Tank Girl, DEBS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Bond movies, sci fi/fantasy, anything with the supernatural doing awesome things and/or superheroes, movies that play with narrative and audience expectations (such as Lady in the Water, The Prestige, The Fountain, The Photographer, Stranger than Fiction, Memento, etc) plus all my TV DVDs and anime. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is, in some ways, my ideal movie. I also have a semi-secret weakness for happy endings, so even if it's not terribly quirky or gay or indie or anything, there are a few 'mainstream' teen movies and romantic comedies that I really enjoy.
c) most anything, but especially quirky music, such as Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Moxy Fruvous, One Ring Zero, Motion City Soundtrack, plus instrumental stuff, celtic (especially Great Big Sea!), punk/ska, alternative, musicals...I adore creative covers, or even less creative covers that still manage to maintain the fun or spirit of the original. Really, I judge on a song-by-song basis, but a general guideline towards what I will like: i) Singing which actually has notes and is intelligible ii) Piano iii) Strings (by which I mean violin/viola/cello, though acoustic guitar has its charms as well) iv) Interesting/exciting percussion v) Thoughtful or clever lyrics vi) Harmonies vii) A sense of humour. Of course, not every song or band I like provides all of these things, but the more the better. For example, the Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer, which I love, usually satisfy my itches for at least five of the above seven, and some tracks probably have all seven. I haven't heard every song by them yet.
Yes I know you really didn't need that much explanation of my musical tastes.
No I don't care. I talk about things other than music, I think about things other than music, and I judge people on things other than music, but I like to make myself clear when I can.
d) I'll try anything, and if I'm not paying/cooking I'm really not picky, but some of my favourite foods are chinese, mexican, indian, shawarma, seafood, and pub fare (honey roasted peanuts, nachos, wings, fish and chips, perogies, burgers, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, loaded potato skins...) mmmmmmmmm...now I'm hungry again... I love meat. I don't much mind if you're a vegetarian, as long as it's understood that I freaking LOVE meat, and will be waxing enthusiastic on the subject on many occasions. Also, I kinda suck at the whole politically-correct thing, so...you've been warned!
e) Lots of people are making a seperate category for TV shows, and while I'm not one to follow the crowd, I /am/ one to love TV shows. Especially: Being Erica, Dollhouse, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Dead Like Me, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Invader Zim, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Venture Brothers, Dark Angel, Clone High, Grey's Anatomy, Young Justice...Uhm, I could keep going. The sad part is most of these I have basically never seen actually on television, because DVDs (and captions!!) rock my socks.