Apart from my faith/family/friends, probably the thing I'm most passionate about is finding and telling stories that capture all the beauty/humor/joy/sorrow/pain/good/evil/violence/love/thrill/ awkwardness/grace and transcendence of life in fresh and authentic ways (I'm a filmmaker by trade.) Real life is messy, and I think that we need well-told stories, not only to help us make sense of it, but also to help us live.
What else...I like laughing at myself as much as I like laughing at other people, if not more. I used to drive an ice cream truck. I like to lie down a lot, too, and I can fall asleep pretty much anywhere as long as I'm tired. Lately, I've been peer-pressured by a friend of mine who is a (annoying) vegan evangelist into changing my diet, so my pants have gotten pretty loose. I do feel a lot healthier, but I cheat all the time when he's not around...
I'm an INFJ. But I flop between I and E.
I'm hoping overseas missions work is somewhere in my future, but waiting on God's timing for that. Right now I invest quite a bit of time in helping my local faith community grow.
TV: usually end up catching stuff on Netflix/BitTorrent after it stops being popular. Some of my fave shows: The Wire, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking Bad, Errbody Loves Raymond, old superhero cartoons
Music: really do listen to everything, so a little tough. Will just name a few things that have been on some recent Spotify playlists: Of Monsters and Men, Little Dragon, Raphael Saadiq, Kings of Convenience, Bon Iver, Sade, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joe Hisaishi, The XX, Bill Evans Trio, Nas, Wale, Bach, Chopin. Erykah Badu radio has been my fave Pandora station lately. KCRW is my fave DJ.
Movies: this should probably be a conversation...a really long one...
My iPhone (smart phones are evil slavemasters)
How my faith should influence work/politics/philanthropy/social justice on a practical level
How to bridge cultural gaps
How to better use my time
How to fill out this profile
How sad Michael Jackson's life was...
In a partner, a sense of humor, intelligence, and genuine compassion that expresses itself in actions are pretty important to me. Knowing how to have fun and how to show affection are also essential. I'm looking for someone whose sense of life purpose extends beyond simply pursuing personal happiness and comfort (as good as those things can be) and who is mature enough to understand that, because there are no perfect people, any meaningful relationship takes work.