I am one of those nice guys. I pick up litter, I stop to let people out of a side street when driving, I open doors for people, I believe in fairness and trust, compromise and consideration. I laugh at stupid jokes and crack myself up with puns and dorky wit (a light wheat beer). Co-workers say I'm the most interesting person they know, but I find them interesting as well, I think I just do things that are not mainstream. I have lots of friends who are just like me. I feel deeply and wear my heart on my sleeve, sometimes that's good sometimes bad. I'm not a big sports fan but I do enjoy soccer, especially on a Saturday or Sunday morning at a pub for breakfast. I'm also darts fan; watching, playing for fun, on a league, and the occasional tournament. But, I do watch and cheer for local sports teams, too. Go Buckeyes!
I love to cook and taught myself all the basic techniques and methods to make anything I want. Columbus is a great city for food and I like trying new restaurants and going to all the local festivals like the Arts Festival, Comfest, Dublin Irish Festival, Festival Latino, and smaller neighborhood events. I like going to concerts, whether small venues or music festivals, and art openings and events, walks in the parks or around neighborhoods. While I like to be active, I also own a home and I like (have to) to do things around the house, which seems never ending. Going out gets expensive, too, so I just like to hang around home, as well; I have a great porch for drinks or brunch or just to lounge with my cat and watch the neighborhood.
Movies: I'm a fan action movies, romantic films, the new graphic novel to film movies, as well as superhero movies, Jeff Goldblum films, and thief and spy movies (Italian Job, Enemy of the State, etc.). and I'm a sucker for college-type movies (American Pie). I'll repeatedly watch Quentin Tarantino films, Coen Brothers, and the Wachowskis. My favorite movie of all time is probably The Mummy or The Three Musketeers (the one with Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, and Chris O'Donnell.) Action movies get my muscles twitching. I like Jet Li films, the Fast & Furious series, all of Highlander, and anything with Jason Statham. Actually, I'll pretty much watch anything, even "chick flicks."
TV: Well, I no longer have cable so I mostly watch Netflix or happen to catch something on a network station. Lately I've liked Sense8 and Dexter. I like campy supernatural series and comic book-based shows. I do like Dr Who, but not the current Doctor. Anything Sherlock Holmes themed is fun to watch.
Music: My musical tastes are diverse and eclectic. I love the Beatles (and the remixes) and Jethro Tull. I like A variety of folk music and world percussion...great drumming makes me dance. I liked the grunge movement with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam. I'm not a big fan of classical music though I get carried away by Vivaldi's Four Seasons. For modern music I've found that I like the Austin, TX sound and surf rock (Houndmouth, Bummers). When I really want to dance, high energy electronic dance music gets the calories burning and makes me happy (some of those sounds just tickle my brain).
Food: Anything but potatoes, I'm very allergic to potatoes, like anaphylactic allergic. I like all cuisines but am particularly fond of Cajun/Creole, Latino, and eastern European comfort food (my family's ancestry is Czech). However, I do love a good pizza, wings, and general pub food. Obviously, I'm an omnivore and a very serious carnivore. But, I am a big fan of vegetables, except the aforementioned potatoes, there are so many possibilities: steamed, roasted, pickled, sautéed, or in a soup. My main drink is beer, particularly, India pale ales and sours. I do also like wine at times, a nice grapefruity Sauvignon blanc being my favorite. I also make amazing mojitos, margaritas, and gin & tonics. The only thing I don't drink are whiskey/bourbon/scotches, not even in foods. I have one exception, but you'll have to find that out.
Because of that I'm very non-judgmental towards anyone else's imperfections. It's the imperfections that make us each unique.