It occurred to me that I should also mention: if I saved you to my favorites and you haven't heard from me, it was because I was interested in talking to you but didn't have the time to message you properly, and was concerned I'd forget. I'm not a creepy guy, just absent-minded. :)
I love new experiences, but I'm not opposed to surfing the couch. If you can't hold your own in a conversation, if you're afraid to speak your mind or stand up for what you believe in (even if others find it insipid or ridiculous), then we might not get along. I've learned not to trust physical attraction as the sole indicator of potential - there's nothing worse than sitting down with someone you think you're interested in, only to realize you have no long-term potential based on who they really are. I'm slowly moving into adulthood, but I refuse to give up the better aspects of being a child - to paraphrase XKCD, I'm an adult, and I get to decide what that (being an adult) means. (http://xkcd.com/150/)It's an interesting metamorphosis, and though it's far from easy, I believe I'm on the right track.
I am insightful, gregarious, and more than a little nerdy. I don't have what the politicians call "traditional values," and I think that I'm better off for it. It sometimes seems as though we all might be better off if we could be a little less tied to tradition (not that it has to be outright abandoned, I've just never been one of those "Do it because it's what's always been done" kinda guys). I'm a recovering conservative (more than ten years clean), though I'm pretty sure I was just a confused libertarian at the time. I'm a progressive now, and while I certainly (probably) won't judge you (outwardly) based on your political leanings, it seems only fair to let you know in advance that I have a (bad?) habit of questioning sacred cows. It should also be noted, however, that I tend to question everything, I'm no one's sheep, and no, I don't think it's a bad thing. To quote Carl Sagan, "Better the cold truth than a warm fantasy."
Music is a constant presence in my life. I've always wanted to really learn to play it, but I don't think my failings in that regard preclude me from enjoying it. It would take me pages to list all the bands I love, but I can try to give you a taste. "Classic" (read: genre-defining) acts like Zeppelin, Floyd, Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Stones, and so forth. I love harder rock like Metallica, Rammstein, Tool, and Type O Negative , as well as punk stuff like The Ramones, NOFX, Guttermouth, Aquabats ,Pennywise, or Bad Religion. As for the category of "Bet you'd never have guessed:" things like the Dresden Dolls (even saw 'em live in SF), Regina Spektor, Jonathan Coulton (I dare you not to enjoy "First of May" or "The Future Soon"), and lately even some Lady Gaga. Oy. I hate to sound horribly cliché, but I really do listen damn near everything, except for pop or country (And I even have a little of that). I also love me some NPR, especially This American Life, though it's been a while since I took the time to listen to it. I love The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, The Venture Brothers, Breaking Bad,Futurama (what the hell is up with the new episodes being so tragically mediocre?), Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Wire, and of course The Simpsons (even though they haven't been good in years...sigh). I love sushi, Thai, Indian, Italian - really I'll try almost anything, and I'll probably like it, too. That statement is almost definitely about more than food. I also love to cook, and I should probably eat out less. I love to read, though anymore it seems that so much of what I read is outside of books, and that saddens me a bit. Beyond the news, I like various webcomics like Penny Arcade, xkcd, or Perry Bible Fellowship(which has nothing to do with religion, in spite of the name). I've been diving into some Howard Zinn lately, and after that I've got some Chomsky, some Carlin, and some Vonnegut. And Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, or Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan may change your life). Perhaps I'll read this summer in lieu of summer school. I can already tell there's no way to get it all in here. Just ask.
1. Friends. 2. Music 3. Humor. 4. Caffeine. 5. Cats (I'm a sucker.) 6. Black t-shirts.
The Velveteen Rabbit had a very bad (and somewhat lasting) effect on me, leading me to hold some bizarre animistic ideas about inanimate objects with eyes. I don't really believe they're alive or have souls or anything, but somehow it messes with me when I have to get rid of certain things. It sounds funny, but you try being six and having to get rid of some stuffed animals that you believe are going to be hurt, lost, and confused the moment you slam the dumpster lid.