I eagerly get lost in stimulating conversations and I am a great believer in the absurd both existentially and in a Marx Brotherian way (on the other hand, I've never gotten the Three Stooges). I read a lot and read all sorts of fiction. I'm a news junky but oddly, except for things that are work-related, not too much non-fiction grabs me these days (although Cod: The Biography of a Fish was great). I am involved with the humanities and wish I knew more about science. Definitely on the liberal side of liberal. I am deeply involved with the arts.
I would love to say that I make people laugh, am full of energy, have a positive outlook (periodically, I have a gread deal of energy as well as a a positive outlook) and all those other terms which are supposed to be appealing, but, honestly, how can you say that about yourself? If someone finds you funny, you're funny. I do like it when people find me funny.
I am curious, atypical, and thoughtful
Memorable movies are: Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday (Meet Joe Black was the most recent remake of the movie and a great disappointment despite the cast), Angels in America, Young Einstein, Ninotchka. I like the idea of science fiction and horror movies, but most of them are not very memorable.
I have a Victrola and like a lot of pre-WWII popular music (Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Yip Harburg...) and folk music from around the world. Mahler is amazing, so are Brahms and Bartok, and Stravinski's ballets for the Ballet Russe. When I listen to popular music, it is usually to remind myself of people and places. Hip-hop gives me headaches.
Food - Mostly avoid eating meat but I'm more an aspiring or fallen vegetarian. I like simple food and spicy food while cheese and mayonnaise (Hellman's) sandwiches are my standby.