If I reach out and write you a note up here, it is usually after I read through your profile to see if there is any mutual interests we might share.
I suppose I should get into the details of my pastimes and hobbies: I enjoy movies (comedies mostly), all kinds of music, art, games (from classic board games to computer to pen-and-paper style--sorry, I'm a nerd, though in retrospect I really have nothing to be sorry about), hanging with friends, and starting to enjoy the finer things in life. I try to avoid politics and religious discussion (not that it happens-- avoiding it, that is), and while I enjoy the outdoors, I am just as comfortable staying in for the night. I also participate in some of the local Ren Faires and conventions.
I'm also doing freelance design work on the side, as I hope to one day continue my preferred career path.
Outside of work and the standard 9-to-5, I'm trying to bone up on my illustration skills, as they've gone to pot over the last few years.
The last meals I made were lasagna, 3-way chili (or spaghetti-chili/Cincinnati Chili, as I've heard it referred to up here), 7-layer bean dip (usually a hit with all my friends whenever I make it-- there are usually no survivors from two cake-pan sized amounts split amongst four-to-six people), Mac & Cheese (no, not the boxed kind), and a few other things that escape me right now.
Additionally, I am rather imposing; I'm 6'2" and a build similar to a linebacker. My friends have described me, once you get past that initial impression, as a fluffy teddy bear. I don't... I don't know how to really respond to that. O.o
For music, I pretty much listen to anything. The only exception to this is the newer Rap, "Pop", Christian, Country, or any conglomerate of the prior mentioned in copious quantities. Recently I've been listening to Massive Attack, Clapton, Beck, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Papa Roach, Jimi Hendrix, The White Stripes, The Dubliners, Tool, Sinch, CCR, Smashing Pumpkins, Joplin, The Beatles, Sammy Kaye, Charlotte Church, Simon and Garfunkel, Alice in Chains, Crystal Castles, Gorillaz, The XX, Citizen Cope, Daft Punk, Flobots, Stabbing Westward, Utada Hiraku, Reel Big Fish, Gaelic Storm, Flogging Molly, Carbon Leaf, The Seatbelts, Modest Mouse, Doris Day, Propellarheads, and others, just to give you an idea.
As for food, I am a vegetarian. I'm also *not* one of those freaks that say "Meat is evil!" and force you to order that soyburger. That being said, I can relate, as there are days where even I get tired of salads.
I tend to go through periods of where I have a food binge that I cannot get enough of. The last time yogurt, then macaroni and cheese. Prior to that was avocados. Prior to avocados was stir-fry and noodles. The odd occasion that I have the ability to cook, I torture my masochist roommates with something seasoned with ghost peppers.
For books, I unfortunately haven't had much time to read as of late aside from the stray periodical, due to limited hours outside of work, and college curbing my enthusiasm for reading, recreational or otherwise. My favorite books are usually of the high-fantasy genre or focus studies. I just read through a photography book that my sister gave me. The last actual book I recall reading for leisure was a book focusing on the principles of design through the last fifty years, and prior to that, a book that focused on symbolism and its interpretations through history. Then I was going through A Thousand Nights and a Night, and The Hobbit; before that was C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, and before then was some of the Grimm tales along with a chaser of Poe.
That, and if a semicolon would be a better use than an em-dash in certain sentences, and trying to remember which uncommon homophones I tend to mix up.
Which reminds me: if you're ever bored and want to join me, shoot me a message. I usually wind up that way at least once a week (or more). Just be prepared to put some miles on your feet; daily I estimate I walk about five to fifteen miles a day. I'll try to take it easy if you let me know, if you ever decide to tag along.
Actually, if I had to admit anything on here (as it is fairly public), I suppose I have to pick the occasional fight with my siblings (usually friendly, eg., shorting their sheets, stepping on the back of their shoes while they're walking, innocent teasing, etc). They usually get me back/instigate it, so turnabout is fair play. Plus, I feel it is my obligation as the youngest child.
That, and I would have to say that my ability to form coherent sentences (either typed or vocal) tends to decline in relation to how little energy I have.
As for personal desires... I would have to say that I would like to learn how to play a violin. That, and the more obvious reason (hint: I'm on this site).
That being said. you should message me if:
-> You enjoy casual intellectual conversation and not take it too seriously (and possibly some friendly animosity to boot).
-> You know the difference between a homonym and homophone.
-> You feel that women posting duck-face and men posting topless in order to look cool and approachable has the opposite effect.
-> If you think everything you have read so far might even slightly appeal to you.
I may surprise you if you have any doubts. Fair warning though: If I suckered... *ahem* I mean, interested you into dropping me a letter, be prepared for some lengthy conversations. :)