I like metal music, beer and red wine, martial arts and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (I'm a brown belt and have been doing it since 1996), cats, ethnic food, hiking and spending time in nature, watching movies and hanging out with real people who don't put on disguises.
As far as background and education are concerned, I got my B.A. in Philosophy at Bard and got my Masters in English about 3 years ago.
I'm also good at wishing I was a character in Dazed and Confused.
I like a lot of rare gothic/suspense/surrealistic novels in terms of books like The Monk by Matthew Lewis, Melmoth the Wanderer, Lautremont's Maldodoror, Dracula, The Turn of the Screw, anything by H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allan Poe, The White Witch of Rose Hall, The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu and also anything by the beat-poets.
As far as music goes I mainly like metal, punk, and a lot of other random stuff.
I love Thai food, Indian and Italian.
You also must be accepting of the fact that my life path and employment are in flux and yeah, I often like brunettes and latin women with athletic builds but what I truly care about is personality.