I'm not easy to figure out. Even the closest of friends learn more about me every day. I can be solitary, gregarious, enigmatic, frank. I try my best to be social, but in new settings in large crowds I'm much more reserved. I tend to make friends by introductions from current friends.
I tend to pack my schedule as I am very much a giver who wants to help everybody. I do my best to make one-on-one time with my dearest friends. I feel that the connections we make with our fellow cosmic travelers are what life is all about.
I consider myself fairly intelligent. Often times I will think of concepts I am unable to describe because I don't know the words to accurately describe what I'm thinking. I try my best, but I'm sure it's very much a labyrinth to get others to follow my train of thought.
If I'm not engaged by you, I get bored. I can maintain interest for the sake of propriety, though. I can be polite to a fault, but when I do speak out about something, it's sure to be that which I feel very strongly about.
I'm also pretty involved in a local community theatre in almost every aspect of putting on a production. You name it, I've probably done it.
I don't go out all that much on my own. I'm more a stay at home type unless I'm going to be with friends. I've made a lot of friends over the years through dancing and now at the theatre, so I do hang out with them, sometimes at dance clubs or a movie night.
People tell me they enjoy my playing the piano and singing. I am a cantor at my church and the old ladies really like it. One gave me a lot of Josh Groban CDs because she thinks I sound like him, but I don't hear it.
I really read a lot, and tend to remember a lot of seemingly useless stuff which is useful for when it comes up in conversation and can bore people with more info than they'd want to know.
I've noticed as well that people like to share their personal problems with me and I help them sort through their situation. I suppose I am a good listener, then. People trust me to be rational and help them out, which I do.
People say I have a nice butt, which they express verbally and gropingly. I do concur, though.
The kinds I enjoy reading: sci-fi by Orson Scott Card, Douglas Adams,
Fantasy by Piers Anthony, Tolkein, J.K. Rowling, GRR Martin, Paolini.
Classics by A.C. Doyle, Lewis Carroll, Jules Verne.
I'm in a book club as well, so that forces me to read books outside of genres I'm typically drawn to.
Movies: I enjoy those that really make you sit and think about what you just saw. I do enjoy complex plots and action and hijinks as well. One of my favorite plots is the small crew needing to sacrifice themselves on an impossible expedition to save humanity by stopping the asteroid/restarting the sun/fixing the earth.
Specifically: Sunshine, The Court Jester, Momento, Murder By Death, The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Music: I can get into most styles and genres, although a lot of current music I find unexciting. Occasionally something will stand out truly unique and meaningful that I really enjoy, but that doesn't happen too often. Sometimes it depends on the mood and location as to what I'm feeling like listening to. If I'm listening to the radio it'll most likely be NPR, or I'll listen to musical cast recordings.
What I enjoy most are classical music of the Late Classical to Romantic periods, novelty piano, Early Jazz/Dixieland/Big Band songs, and Power Metal.
Specifically: Gottschalk, George Gershwin, Kamelot, Enigma.
I'm not a picky eater; I'll try most things. I'm the most adventurous of my family in trying out and creating new recipes for various meats and dishes. They are the guinea pigs for my creations, and it usually turns out okay.
I don't get a chance to watch tv often due to my schedule, but I like police and legal procedurals, clever action comedies, and intense dramas.
I'm not into "reality" or competition shows.
I judge books by their covers.
I want someone to play Schubert piano duets with.