I almost never make first contact because the thought of not getting a reply mortifies me.
I realize that ruminating on the things I don't want or need isn't a very good way to sell myself to the masses, but then I'm not looking for masses. I'm really pretty open, so say hi and let's take it from there.
One of my regrets is that I'm not as well-read as I should be. I went to some good schools and my degree is in French, so most of my background in is francophone literature. I do enjoy Dan Brown and most books that are plays. I'm also a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes.
Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather (1, 2, and even 3), Star Wars (original trilogy), Fried Green Tomatoes, La Vie En Rose, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Legend of 1900, Babette's Feast, Old Orchard Beach: a Portrait, Pixar, etc.
TV Shows: I Love Lucy, All In The Family, The Office, Picket Fences, American Idol (auditions), Spongebob Squarepants.
Music: Ennio Morricone, Rachmaninoff, ABBA, Madonna, Barbra Striesand, Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Paul Simon, Stephen Schwartz, anything Broadway. I'm also lately a big fan of the old standard and crooners: Ella, Louis, Frank, Bing, Bobby, you know the crowd.
Sushi, duck, virtually anything French, Indian, Thai, red wine (Bordeaux!), coffee.