(I have written the following for other purposes - I like it so much that I've decided to reappropriate it here. Call it laziness, call it writer's block...call it what you will, basically.)
I was born on an Irish sea of eggs and porter...not really. In fact, I've never been to Ireland. Though I'd very much like to go. That's one thing; I'd like to go just about anywhere I've never been. No such thing as being too well-traveled, I'd say. Or well-read, for that matter; I enjoy reading, whenever I have the chance. Especially good poetry and drama. I love music; my CD shelf tends towards classical and opera, but with rare exception I'll listen to just about anything. I'm also a big fan of anything arts-related. I can happily spend an afternoon exploring a new museum or gallery, and I enjoy going to concerts whenever I can. I've begun exercising regularly in an attempt to get rid of some of my flab, but I've a ways to go before I become what I'd like. I'm not a big sports buff, and I can't cook, although I like to eat. Which latter is a failing, I fear.
Another thing - by some people's standards I'm pretty conservative. Not by mine; I'm happy being middle-of-the-road in most respects. But I'll be up front; you don't like Republicans, even non-rabid ones, you probably won't like me. If you do - let's put it this way: I'm socially liberal, fiscally conservative. Not a horrible match, says I.
Oh...and apparently I should mention that I can speak French. This machine is prompting me so to do. And I edit Wikipedia, believe it or not - which includes a fair amount of translating from French. And Italian, and sometimes even German, with the help of an automated system. (Ahime, mein Deutsch ist nonexistent, malheureusement.) Oh...and I keep a French pocket dictionary on my desk, and I DO actually use it from time to time.
Je ne veux pas parler de moi en Francais. Surtout parce-que mon ordinateur n'a pas des accents, et je suis trop paresseux d'eux trouver.
I am eccentric, erudite, and well-read
MOVIES: I'm not a huge fan - I enjoy mostly classics. I did watch SILVER STREAK yesterday; I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it. Others: any Mel Brooks, any Monty Python, LA GRANDE ILLUSION, THE 400 BLOWS, anything Hitchcock, SOME LIKE IT HOT, HOW TO STEAL A MILLION...
MUSIC: Again, a list - Mozart; Verdi; Brahms; Shostakovich; Grieg; Puccini; Sibelius; Vaughan Williams; Douglas Lilburn; Peter Schickele; Johnny Cash; Yat-Kha; any good blues, gospel, or Afropop
FOOD: There's very little I won't eat, and I've made a pact with some friends to try as many new cuisines and restaurants around DC as I can. I've fallen in love with Burmese food recently. And I never knew one could enjoy eating cactus so much.
A good bed
A computer with internet access
A small library, preferably including some books about art.
A CD player
CDs to go with it
Oh - a new one. I have a secret desire to be Dr. Dulcamara. Even if only for that one, marvelous aria - you know the one.
You enjoy language, and reading and writing. Especially the English language.
You feel like it. (I'm not going to dictate what you should and shouldn't do, of course.)
You can answer the question "if you were Bathsheba Everdene, who would you want me to be?"