I love travel. I don't mind going a distance to get somewhere new, or to do something cool. I thrive in diversity and culture, and get into periods of time where I'm focus on a set of traditions, cuisine, or just a location that I want to know everything about.
I'm learning French for my career, but also just for fun. I am planning a trip to Europe in my near future. Puvez-vous parler le français? Dites-moi quelque chose!
Finding horrendously bad movies that make me (and only a select, brave few) happy (special profile-reader's note: do NOT let me near your netflix queue).
Fixing poorly thought out crochet patterns.
Enjoying life for all of its wonders. Coincidentally, also writing overly-lame self truths.
Books - Give me ALL the information. I love sociology books. I read a ton about food and nutrition, and a fair amount about history. I really enjoy good tragedy and dystopic futures. I'm currently rereading Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures, a favorite when I was younger. I also read comics, and while you would likely put me in the category of "fanatic" it doesn't come up as often as you'd think, unless you chose to get me started (PS - feel free to get me started, I'd love to chat comics with you).
Movies - Grabbers was probably the best movie I've seen recently. I like good horror, along with silly or cheesy horror. Same goes with sci-fi, and I'm a huge MST3K fan. I have a not-so-secret Bollywood obsession, and love other foreign cinema. Over-the-top kung-fu (think Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky) is always an easy sell for me.
Shows - Currently I am netflixing through Star Trek:TNG (season 3), Futurama (season 4), and Archer (season 3). I have an Adventure Time obsession. I truly enjoyed Firefly, Dexter (though I haven't watched past season 3), and Boston Legal. It is my opinion that The Guild is a million times better than The Big Bang theory, and am prepared to share my compelling argument as to why.
Music - My last concert was Foxy Shazam at Social, and it was beyond amazing. In my CD changer for my car I have The Mad Caddies, The Shinobi MC, Mindless Self Indulgence, Gogol Bordello, Less Than Jake and Kate Earl. I have favorites in every genre - you will find music that we both enjoy. I stream radio from France and I adore soundcloud for good mixes. I really enjoy electroswing, DrumStep, and breakbeat for my electronic tastes.
Food - make it really foreign or really local. I cook for a living, and love to try new stuff. I love Vietnamese, Japanese, and new Spanish cuisine. The closest I will get to fast food is sketchy Chinese takeout. I rarely eat meat, but I am not vegetarian. I just get more excited by meatless foods, because of the focus on fresh ingredients and striking flavors. My favorite grocery stores here are Eat More Produce and Jason's Asian Supermarket.
High Energy Music - I sing while I drive. I like to stay upbeat, and find good music can really help to turn around a not-so-great day. I also love a live show or good DJ. I will dance.
Variety - I can enjoy pretty much anything on some level, so I make a good adventure partner. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life.
Internet - the only way I can keep touch with my friends all over the globe. Email is a wonderful thing.
Staying ACTIVE - Being fit is really important to me. Not only is it mandatory in my job, but I always want the stamina and strength to do whatever activity grabs my interest. I'm a little limited at the moment, having broken my wrist this winter, but I still manage to do just about anything. I will join for any outdoor/active interest you may have, or work out with you at the gym.
A Good Place to Unwind - My apartment is cozy, but as much as I love it sometimes I like to relax elsewhere. At home you always feel like you could be doing something productive, so to really relax or focus on just one thing, nothing beats a good cup of tea, coffee, or even beer outside of the house.
You're looking for someone to go to concerts with. You like road trips or the outdoors.
Really, for just about any reason. Let's crochet. Lets play board games and Fluxx. Let's talk movies and comic books. Let's talk about cultural differences and how the world is changing. Let's have a pint and watch Arrested Development. Let's talk about how awesome your life has gotten since you messaged me.
I am also accepting sparring partners for Super Smash Brothers. Just saying.