I'm a believer in gender equality, a Keynesian, a believer in alternative views of beauty, a Pragmatist (in the philosophical sense), and a LGBT ally.
Politics is both my life and my career (so far, anyway). I was part of the Obama campaign. I'm also a loud and proud Atheist. I'm a huge fan of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennet, et al, and I've even attempted to write my own book on the whole New Atheism perspective.
Planning for the future is very important for me. I have strong values about what I want from life. I'm not the kind of person that just has a "go with the flow" attitude about the future.
I'm a romantic, but I dislike traditional chivalry. I'm very emotional and extremely analytic. I'm a freethinker, but I live somewhat conventionally. I like making serious plans, but around my friends I also like dumb jokes and occasionally acting silly. I'm a nerdy metalhead, I'm an introvert who works with the public, and I'm open-minded and opinionated.
What I have to offer:
I'm a very sensitive person who can be emotionally supportive. I'm an intellectual who constantly finds new ways to look at things and new ideas, so I hope I can be an intellectual inspiration. I'm extremely health and money conscious, so I live my life with planning and responsibility. I'm also very honest, and I don't have a fragile ego. I'm the kind of person who it's easy to relax around.
What I want:
I believe a great lover should also be a best friend. I want someone who is kind, smart, and brave. It does not matter to me what she looks like, where she comes from, or what her past is. All that matters is that we enjoy each other's company and want to create a beautiful future together.
(Ab) Non Fiction: The God Delusion, God is not Great, Shock Doctrine, the Beauty Myth, Lies my Teacher Told Me, The Truth (with Jokes), The Myth of Male Power, America (The Book), The Mind's I
(B) V for Vendetta, Dark City, Lost in Translation, Memento, Inception, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shrek, Addicted to Love, Vanilla Sky, District 9, Dogville, Being John Malkovich, Equilibrium
(C) Rachel Maddow, Family Guy, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Game of Thrones
(D) Heavy Metal - Usually female vocalists are my taste: Kittie, Otep, Arch Enemy, the Agonist, Unsun, Epica, ect.
(E) Italian, Mexican, Thai
But there are no things that I could "never do without" otherwise. Sure, there are some things that I would very much miss, but as long as the absence wasn't physically lethal, I'm sure I'd be able make do.
A better question is "name the six non-essential luxuries you would miss the most if you could never have them again." Here is the answer to that, roughly in order of importance from most to least.
1. Hugs/Affection from someone I love
2. Warmth from Blankets, PJs, sweaters, ect (I get cold easy, being cold all the time would suck)
3. Good food
4. The ability to express creativity
5. Experiencing the art of others (film, TV, books, video games)
6. Awareness of the outside world
If you really want to pick my brain, read my okcupid journal: