I'm interested in just about anything and everybody. I have an immense love for history, biology, and an admiration for anyone who can master an instrument/language.
I'd rather listen to a passionate/well executed argument contrary to my own opinions over a rambling, incoherent string of points I happen to agree with. I can't determine if I'm an introvert or an extrovert. I guess that makes me normal, but that's less fun.
I'd like to meet someone cheerful, upbeat, and able to find joy in typical and unorthodox activity, with that level of acerbity/sarcasm that makes conversation fun and rewarding. Intelligent, playful, and versatile. I'm not scared of new people, and differences don't scream incompatibility to me: If I wanted to meet someone precisely like myself, I'd spend my time studying cloning.
When I fight out from the stack of books and work, I can typically be found cooking or exploring the nooks and crannies around town.
Talking my way into and/or out of trouble.
KED'ing you in under 6 minutes.
Instructor: "I guess you don't know John very well."
Films & Movies: Oldboy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, Master and Commander (when's the 2nd film, peter wier?), most anything by Akira Kurosawa/Wes Anderson, the Guy Ritchie school of British crime, Lawrence of Arabia, anything from the ViewAskewniverse, Dr Strangelove, Rian Fuckin' Johnson. Flashing dialogue and/or grand, sweeping tales of historical badassitude are a must.
Television: State of Play, The West Wing, House of Cards (cynical/ideal/cynical), Life on Mars, Q.I., Scrapheap Challenge (I'm addicted to the BBC), Firefly, The Venture Brothers.
Futurama: the show that does not endorse the cool crime of robbery!
Eats: I'm an omnivore, with little stipulations. I'll politely decline some seafood, blood pudding, that sort of thing. I've tried and loved haggis.
Music: Morcheeba, Peter Tosh, De La Soul, Psychedelic Furs, Toots and the Maytals, The Clash, MC Solaar, The Proclaimers, John Cale, Mumford & Sons, R.E.M, Tom Lehrer, The Portland Cello Project, and Mr. Leonard Cohen to name a paltry few. Odds are good that I'll enjoy something about it. Just no black metal, please.
An idea of where I'm going next
A problem to solve or question to ponder
And some blank spots, in case of emergencies.
Talking shop with classmates
Finishing sentences with my close friends
Channeling my inner mad scientist
You have a strong stomach and natural enthusiasm.
You want to have (a beverage) and listen to The Moth.
You can, and will, teach me something I did not know before I met you.