Never afraid to laugh at myself or try something new (which frequently leads to laughing at myself, so hey, two birds!). "Something new" has ranged from "nude modelling" to "eating a goat head in a sketchy restaurant in Nigeria" to "hitting a dance floor despite needing a cane to leave the house".
I have a long-term girlfriend, but since the distance is also long and we don't see each other often, we're open and both seeking company in our respective locales. Not looking for another girlfriend but if you think we could have some relaxed and respectful fun* together, then let's find out if you're right.
*both euphemistic and non-euphemistic fun available. Offer void where prohibited. Offer valid in the Province of Quebec (for once).
Otherwise...actually finding time to regularly read and write for pleasure again for the first time since getting into law school, working on my French (très lentement), and exploring all the delightful options Ottawa offers in cuisine, cinema, comedy, music, museums, art, and theatre.
Taking things in stride and not letting them stop me.
That aside, probably my cane or crutches (not a fashion accessory), my strikingly pale skin and hair (also not a fashion accessory, but a handy coincidence given some of my musical tastes and my penchant for dark clothing), or maybe, if I'm in the right mood, the fact that I'm singing or humming while I walk down the street.
Books: Far, far too many to list here, but favourite authors include Guy Gavriel Kay, Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, and Lois McMaster Bujold.
TV: The West Wing, Game of Thrones, Yes, Minister, The Thick of It, Babylon 5, Rome, Daria, and Gossip Girl.
Movies: Elizabeth. Kill Bill, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, The Godfather, Cruel Intentions, In The Loop.
Music: I enjoy enough kinds of alternative rock that my playlist for it is called The Term Has Lost All Meaning (Garbage, Metric, Nine Inch Nails, Tool/A Perfect Circle), Gothic metal/symphonic metal (Epica, Apocalyptica, Paradise Lost), some electronica, industrial music and synthpop (Delerium, Massive Attack, Collide, VNV Nation), and even more besides (see my last.fm if you like).
Food: I'll give all kinds of food from all kinds of places a try, but anything involving seafood easily takes top spot, particularly grilled fish or shrimp. Desserts, fruits, and things merely flavoured like fruit are rarely safe around me either.
Music, whether I'm singing or listening.
Witty banter, satire, and commentary.
Access to information through books and the Net.
Urban living and all the options that come with it.
Stunning views from high places.
Also history, politics and current events. Though these days the latter two seem calculated to drive me mad and destroy my faith in humanity. And I liked my faith in humanity.
You're not-so-secretly delighted by thunderstorms.
Any of your nearest and dearest have died of dysentery or been eaten by Chryssalids.
You think you know me from somewhere.