Outwardly, I'm very energetic, but pretty calm and laid back about things in general, almost irritatingly so, especially in arguments.
I'm an Atheist. I don't believe in God, Jesus, Gaia, Satan, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, trickle down economics, or any other fairy tales.
I'm gourmet enough to spend the money on fine cheeses, but not enough to think there's anything wrong with using them to make a grilled cheese sandwich when I want one.
I'm a voracious reader, and collect books. One room of my place is my study/library.
I love art museums, fine dining, and dive bars with good bands playing, creme brulee and Little Debbie cakes, a well-pulled pint of Guinness and Yeungling in the bottle, the perfect Chinese pressed duck and biscuits and gravy. Essentially, it doesn't have to be fancy to be good, it just has to be good.
I'm far from a negative person, but feel like posting some random OKC annoyances:
1. "I love to laugh." I hate seeing this in profiles. It's such a non-statement! Has there ever been a person alive who's said "You know what sucks? Laughter. I hate laughing."
2. "Live, Laugh, Love." Surely as a species we can do better than needlepoint-on-throwpillow philosophy.
3. "Dance like no one is watching..." See #2.
4. When people say they're looking for someone "drama-free." For one thing, the phrase is so overused as to be practically meaningless; for another, if this is enough of a pattern with your relationships that you feel inclined to mention it, what does it say about you?
5. People who say practically nothing about themselves in their profiles, yet describe themselves as "an open book." Most books have words.
I'm not here looking for anything specific, but also not ruling out anything. I find the worst thing you can do is have a preconception of the way things ought to be, then trying to bend reality to conform to your ideal.
I've been told I'm very funny.
I'm an excellent cook, at least I think so.
I have a virtually encyclopedic knowledge of useless facts.
For me to enjoy a movie, it has to be either really good or really bad. I love Akira Kurosawa, Ed Wood, classic movies, silent movies, Godzilla, zombies, and classic horror and sci fi. I'll give almost any genre a try, but making my way through a movie I don't enjoy is a miserable experience. I just watched a documentary called "Small Town Gay Bar," and highly recommend it. Gay or not, it's a must see for anyone who's ever felt like an outcast. Over the summer, I became very enamored of the drive in. Good movie, bad movie...who cares? It's the drive in!
As far as TV, Walking Dead is an obsession. I also enjoy Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, the Borgias, British sitcoms like the IT Crowd, Peep Show, Spaced, and the Young Ones.
Music is my life! For a while, I co-hosted a successful internet radio show. I grew up listening to punk rock, and I still love it. I also love Rockabilly, Jump Blues, Blues music in general, Otis Redding, James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Velvet Underground, Joy Division...you get it, the list goes on and on. Essentially, if you turn on FM radio and randomly pick a station, I listen to everything but what they're playing. Ultimately, there's two types of music...good and bad. Further description just dictates the expected dress code, and who wants to do what's expected?
My latest musical obsession is my wind up Victrola. I absolutely love searching for and playing old 78 records.
As for food, I'll try almost anything once. Living in Japan for three years made me very courageous in that regard. My personal favorites are Asian food in general, Caribbean, Louisiana, Southern, authentic Mexican, and Indian.
6. Intelligent people to share it all with.
Which friend I have in Jesus, how he got there, and what I can do to get him the hell out!
1. I'm probably more than half dork.
2. While I like to think I'm above trash tv, I have a hard time flipping past paternity test episodes of the Maury Show. It's a sickness.