Not that I've answered nearly all of the questions available on this site but there are two that I've missed: "Do you prefer bathing to showering?" and "Do you enjoy the plaisir anglais?" both of which get an unreserved YES!
Another missing question: "Do you have an STD?" I don't. I'm not interested in acquiring one either. Syphilis appealed to me briefly after reading Mann's "Doktor Faustus," but not anymore. Just FYI.
Addendum: I am on this site because a friend of mine suggested that it will be good for me. I have my doubts, mostly because I don't believe as she does that relationships are fungible. If this strikes a chord with you please do message me so we can discuss the fungibility (sic?) or not of relationships.
Authors I admire and enjoy: Thomas Pynchon, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Mann, China Mieville, David Foster Wallace, William Gibson, Evan S. Connell, Robertson Davies. As you can see I place an emphasis on style over content.
Actors and Directors: Bill Murray, Robert Altman, Martin Scorcese, Cate Blanchett. Actual movies are hard to list without involved critiques as to why I love them. Two in particular that I know I love are "The Life Aquatic" and "City of Lost Children."
Television: Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Game of Thrones, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights. Arrested Development. I have lived much of my life without a television, so my relationship with it is a bit weird. I wouldn't ever pay for cable or purchase a television, but Netflix is super freaking awesome.
Music: Raised on baroque keyboard music, have been exposed to and taken enjoyment from many other styles since. I particularly like certain types of rock and hip-hop. I can't stand most electronica, but there are some exceptions. Typically I listen to KALX for my surprise ear candy.
Food: I eat everything. Really.
My truck, Bessy. I couldn't do what I do without her.
Food. Naturally and literally I couldn't do without sustenance, but food is more than that to me.
Books. I spend a good portion of my income on books. Have yet to invest in a kindle and have a hard time reading books on a computer monitor. Something special about the armchair and floor-lamp and the heavy tome.
A powerful computer. Almost goes without saying. Because I'm a curious person and much of what can satisfy my curiosity is out there somewhere on the webz. I also like designing things and the computer programs that help with this eat RAM for breakfast.
Good friends. Not things except as they fit into the generalized category of "friends." Too difficult for me to parse in this particular format. Maybe I'm being too literal.
N.B. Please, please, please don't rate me highly and not send a message. I'll only know what you enjoyed in my profile if you initiate a conversation about it. Otherwise I'm flummoxed and won't message you.