By day I'm good-natured, open-minded, loyal, rational, and slow-to-anger. I prize my reputation for honesty and my friendships. By night... I'm pretty much the same but... kind of eccentric. When I get tired, I become very quiet (more-so than usual) or I say silly things and talk way too much. Catch me at the right time of day I can be downright wacky.
Now most of the time my sense of humor is on the dry side (I like understatement and puns). But tired... I just keep talking. Even when it is unwise to do so. And since I can be outspoken even at my best... when I get tired I can wind up saying things I shouldn't. I'm not insulting or mean but I have strong opinions and I like stating them in philosophical discussions. Psychology, religion, economics, politics... they all interest me.
What are my views? I'm a unapologetic liberal and an idealist. I believe personal integrity matters. I encourage peaceful solutions and have utopian aspirations. Some would say I'm not very down to earth, but I try to be objective and welcome opposing viewpoints because everyone has biases. Just be prepared to defend your views.
Oh, something else you should know, I'm very stubborn. While I try to be fair, when I'm out to achieve a goal I pursue it with single-minded abandon. Can't say I didn't warn you.
I am trustworthy, determined, and idealistic
I'm loyal. If a friend has a problem, I'm willing to be there to help no matter what they're dealing with. I've talked friends through innumerable crises.
I'm good at abstract thinking, problem solving, and planning.
I'm sensitive to others feelings, and loathe to make any kind of personal attacks or act overbearing. I'm also exceedingly honest, and sometimes these two values come into conflict.
For 15 years I searched for a Latin dictionary that has a translation for "television". I finally found it in the book Conversational Latin: for Oral Proficiency. The word is "televisorium". Who would have guessed!?
C++ Primer Plus is a C++ book that I just finished (pretty good despite frequent typos), and The XSL Companion is one of the most direct, most clearly-written, and one of the best computer books I've ever read, and can easily be had for $1 online.
More about my books...
Favorite movies include Mononoke Hime, Back to the Future, the autobiographical film Persepolis and the BBC miniseries I, Claudius.
Periodic Series (i.e. TV shows)
In the past I watched (and still enjoy) Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: DS9, Sailor Moon, Gargoyles, Utena, MTV's Daria, MTV's Downtown, Dragon Half, and to a lesser extent Tenchi Muyo (the early episodes that were actually funny!).
These days I don't watch much TV. Lost turned me off by season two. The Daily Show I catch if I am flipping channels. Excel Saga sounded promising but what I saw didn't live up to my expectations. I'm awake I'll watch repeats of Gargoyles at 4:30am but that's about it.
There are plenty of quality series I completely missed out on when they first aired. That includes lots of good anime, (e.g. Fate- I'm thinking of starting an anime club). It also includes classics like Babylon 5 and HBO's Rome. It would be nice to watch these on DVDs someday. Not old, but HBO's TrueBlood looks promising too.
When it comes to food, I'll eat pretty much anything but my favorite tastes are casual American food, Thai food, Vietnamese food.
* We have a high match percentage (a match percentage over 75-80%- given the nature of the questions posed, this probably indicates a high sexual compatibility)
* We share a few of the same interests
* You're interested in my fave TV programs/books/movies
* We share similar goals
* Based on the rest of my profile you find me attractive
* We live close enough that we could realistically meet (I have no problem starting out with a cyber relationship as we're getting to know each other but if things work out I would eventually like to meet offline)