I'm talkative, quiet, funny, and serious.
While I'd love to meet someone who loves drawing as much as I do, or is as infatuated with indoor rock climbing as I am, I especially want to meet someone who will teach me all about something about which I know next to nothing, except that I want to know more. Biology? Tango? Cooking? Tell me more...
Infinite Jest. Probably my favorite book of all time, and, not coincidentally, the funniest book I've ever read.
The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth. I keep rereading this.
Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Haven't quite finished it, but if I was going to point to one book and say, this is how I think the world works, this would be the one.
Dr. Seuss. The complete works.
Comics! Not the men-in-tights stuff. Think Love & Rockets, Chris Ware, 70's French SF, old newspaper strips...
Right now I'm reading Jane Austen for the first time. Why did I wait so long?
Anything by the Coen Brothers, Miyasaki, Pixar, Wong Kar Wai, or Michel Gondry will send me running to the theater. I also like seeing old movies at the Castro or the Paramount, whether it's a Kurosawa or Antonioni movie I've never seen, or Casablanca one more time. I rarely watch TV, but I'll occasionally blow through a series on DVD. I've watched The Wire, Freaks & Geeks, and The (English) Office all straight through twice.
Prince, James Brown, Melvins, LCD Soundsystem, Kraftwerk, The Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo, D'Angelo, The Beatles, Brian Eno, metal, funk, synthpop, bollywood, and on and on and on...
My favorite album is "Colossal Youth" by the Young Marble Giants
Alas, I'm not a foodie. However, I do get positively giddy at the thought of Japanese or Indian food! And, man, Yamo, Mission Chinese, oh man, so good...
However, I really believe that the best things in life aren't things, and those things are:
Depending on the week, I could be:
Going to gallery openings,
Climbing at the gym,
At a life drawing session,
Out on the town with my friends,
At home reading.
I wish more of my Fridays involved dancing!