Well, let's see. I'm gay. And Jewish. And a navy brat. Oh, and an only child, too. Kudos if you're still reading this :)
I'm actually not religious these days (by which I mean I'm atheist). Judaism is definitely part of my identity, but more as a cultural aspect rather than a religious one. It has shaped everything from my sense of morals to my sense of humor. But really not into the religion thing.
I've been out of the closet since I was 18. Never looked back.
I have a B.A. with majors in Communication Studies and Philosophy. The philosophy was for fun (I'm really more of an armchair philosopher than anything else) - the comm studies was to actually get a job.
I'm a Leo, but not a very good one. I guess I can be kind of arrogant and stuck-up, but I'm not a party animal nor a very aggressive person. I think I should have been a Libra or Virgo. I've been called an "old soul" before, and it's probably true. I have a dry, sarcastic (and often filthy and subversive) sense of humor. I curse a lot and am not easily offended. I love video games, cartoons, and fantasy novels.
I used to work in the health-food industry (yes, it was retail!). I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to watch what I eat.
I love the smell of incense, of men's cologne, and of the air after a good rain. I like to stay up late and sleep in. I like to daydream and totally forget where I am. I like to sing, even though I'm generally bad at it. I can waste hours browsing YouTube or just random web-surfing. I remember faces better than names. I believe in soul-mates. I don't like clutter and I hate to accumulate useless junk, but I'm also lazy and hate cleaning.
I need to state outright that I am extremely allergic to cats. I like cats, but I can't be near them very long and I definitely can't live with them. So if you have to have a cat in your life and a dorky Leo won't suffice, then we probably weren't meant to be.
My more recent goal is travel. I've felt more willing to step out and see new places. As I save up time and money to do so, I plan to see more of America and perhaps a little more of the world. I'm not much into outdoorsy stuff, though. My idea of roughing it is a hotel that doesn't have wi-fi.
I'm also looking for Prince Charming, of course.
I'm not a great cook, but I can make good scrambled eggs and I cook a mean filet of salmon.
I'm pretty good at analyzing things. Whenever someone offers an argument or opinion, usually the first thing I find myself doing is looking at it from the other side. I love metaphysical theories, ethical dilemmas and logical paradoxes.
I'm generally a good listener, when I can stay focused. However, I have a lousy memory. So just because I forgot something you said doesn't mean I wasn't paying attention :p
I read tarot cards, but that's strictly a hobby. It's not something I've studied in-depth and I do it more for fun than anything else. Sometimes I'm so way off it's funny, and other times I've given readings so accurate it's scared people. I've been accused more than once of being psychic. I make no such claim myself.
I like to think of myself as a forest-seeing person, but I really see trees. Lots and lots of trees. Sooooo many trees.
C'est la vie.
Also my hair. I'm hairy.
Take that as you will.
Movies: My Favorite Year. Animal House. Ghostbusters. Clue. Donnie Darko. The Producers. I Heart Huckabees. True Stories. The Blues Brothers. Waking Life. Labyrinth. Young Frankenstein. Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Harry Potter movies. Any Marx Brothers movie. The Princess Bride. Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Beetlejuice. The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Neverending Story. The Secret of NIMH. Monty Python & The Holy Grail. Grease. Rock & Rule.
Don't really watch TV. I'll catch some shows or clips on Netflix or YouTube from time to time.
Music: Enigma and Gorillaz are my two favorite bands. Most classic pop, rock, and folk. More recently, Mika, Regina Spektor, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Daft Punk.
Foods: Italian, Greek, Turkish (basically anything Mediterranean) as well as Indian. Pizza - authentic pizza margherita Napolitana. Chocolate. Fish and seafood are always welcome (except for scallops or catfish - eww!). Feed me duck and I'll follow you anywhere. I'm actually very adventurous with food. More so than most people I know. I won't say I'll eat anything, but I like exotic stuff. Not crazy about Thai food, though.
I will not watch violent and/or horror movies. If you want to freak me out, wear socks with sandals. If you want to piss me off, vote Republican.
Air and (clean) water.
A means for bathing.
My sense of identity.
I probably also spend more time thinking about myself than I should, vain little Leo that I am. I also fantasize about sex/romance more than I should; I'm an absolutely hopeless romantic.
I do have a few close friends I spend time with when we all have the time - dinner, movie, hang out, etc. I'm not much into the bar or club scene since I'm a pathetic dancer and I don't really drink much.
Actually, I have little experience both romantically and sexually. But I have a very active imagination, which I think makes up for it.