- I DVR at least five shows about competitive cooking.
- I stop to pet all dogs, except dachshunds, because dachshunds are assholes. (Okay, sometimes dachshunds too).
- I once stole a five-gallon water jug on my way out of a job I got fired from.
- I was the sixth and eighth grade spelling bee champion, and captain of my high school golf team. I know, I know, settle down, ladies.
- I love anyone who isn't full of shit.
Shows: True Detective, Game of Thrones, Masters of Sex, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Top Chef, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Wire, South Park, 30 Rock, Frisky Dingo, Vice, The First 48, Girls, Nathan for You, Archer... You know, all that white people shit. And food shows. Chopped is awful now, but I hate-watch every episode. I don't know why.
Food: All. I never get tired of Mexican, or trying to make the perfect salsa, guac, or chile verde. I make raviolis for the holidays.
Movies: I write about movies for a living, so I'm just going to sit this one out for the sake of brevity. I will say that I've watched Magic Mike on cable at least three times in the past year, and that I'm pretty much president of the Matthew McConaughey fan club.
Music: Look, I'm not very cool. I listen to very little pop and hip hop. I like anything punk, post-punk, pre-punk, or proto-punk, pretty much any rock with major chords that's vaguely obnoxious and/or vulgar, like me. Yes, I was into ska in junior high. I like some classic rock, the non-cheesy, non-prog rock kind. I also like Otis Redding/Sam Cooke-type oldies, and just about any Motown. I can name pretty much any pop or indie rock song from 1993-1998. Assorted early rap. Occasional indie rock. Older country, like Johnny Cash/Hank Williams, or rockabilly and rocky country. I know next to nothing about electronic music and its assorted acronyms.
Anyway, this one time I saved a bus full of legless orphans from a terrorist, but I don't really like to talk about it.
Serious answer: if you're cute and clever, feisty, you can keep up in a conversation. Extra points for dogs. I think relationship longevity is correlated to the ability to keep surprising each other, but not in an "I-just-set-fire-to-your-clothes" kind of way.