I'm the dad of a bright, social, 14 year old who has cerebral palsy. His mother and I are divorced. I have him on weekends and tutor, play video games and get on the computer with him over at his mom's three week nights.
Interests - science, history, some philosophy, guessing what's going on in my 14 year olds mind, long walks, all weather, some PBS shows, and a certain college basketball team would all be on the list.
No interest - most of commercial TV, especially Larry King's panels of experts, and the urge to protect my son from the world are on that list.
Strangely proud that I've dealt successfully with looking into that infamous abyss the existentialist tell you about (the one that suddenly strikes folks standing on street corners) and emerging in the same place as before with an attitude adjustment. If I knew what an existentialist was, I might be one.
I am introspective, probably introverted, and yet inter-ested
And one off topic: In the interest of partial disclosure, I admit that spelling remains a mystery and a sometime source of embarrassment. Not good at spelling at all. Not that I haven't made some effort at correction. It seems to be an affliction that runs down one side of the family. I suspect the part of my brain devoted to spelling is itty bitty.
The last "adult" movie that I saw that I really enjoyed was American Beauty. Since then, I've watched about 20 or so movies with my kid. I will admit though, we're both looking forward to the new Simpsons movie. I'll also admit this -- I like the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Furturama cartoons.
I'm also really good at creating bizarre food combinations, but that's mostly out of necessity and only when I'm alone. Same reasons I watch the above mentioned cartoons.