4. Grasping new ideas.
5. Seeing to the heart of things.
People often tell me they notice my energy, my enthusiasm, my joy, and my smile. Even when I think I'm not in a good mood, they comment on how happy I seem just to be exactly where I am. So I must be doing something right!
But wait! I also love detective fiction (S.J. Rozan, Lia Matera, Sara Paretsky, Minette Walters--yes, I'm especially a sucker for female detectives with complicated personal lives, or male detectives with ditto)...And I once was a huge Judith Krantz fan, so I have my trashy side.
That side comes out in TV watching, too. If you hate TV, no worries. We can enjoy high, serious, or experimental culture together. I used to have my own political and poetic theater company, which I'm still hoping to revive, and I am delighted to go to the opera, great films, theater of all types, concerts and music of all types...But if you do like TV, MAYBE we can watch together. I love a range of sitcoms (30Rock and Big Bang Theory are current favorites), chick-flick dramedies (yes, Gray's Anatomy, I won't try to hide it), and a bunch of other stuff.
As far as music and sports, if you're into either, educate me! I used to play piano and violin, and I know a lot about some kinds of music, almost nothing about others, DELIGHTED to learn. DITTO SPORTS--I used to have a boyfriend who loved basketball, and I was a fan for a year after we broke up, but couldn't sustain it on my own. I've always missed knowing that part of life--especially now that I'm often at a poker table, where everyone is talking about it!--and I'd be thrilled to be initiated...That's NOT one more woman saying she likes sports and lying about it; I'm just saying I'd like to learn. :)
Food? Eclectic and enthusiastic. But that's also a pleasure we can enjoy either together or separately...
2. Stuff to write with
4. People I love whom I can talk to--about ideas, emotions, politics, art, gossip, daily trivia, life's big issues...
5. Taking myself out to a restaurant or a cafe with a good book and maybe a notebook, and just doing nothing for several hours...
6. A sense of mission
Also where to take the perfect lunch or dinner break from my free-lance work at home, with outdoor seating & delicious food...
If there's a partner in my life, I spend a lot of time thinking about nice things to do for him, which sounds incredibly sappy and self-serving to say on this site, but it's true. :)