Recently, I've become particularly interested in appreciating things outside my comfort zone and empathising with people who are substantially different than me.
Thou art god and I am god and all that groks is god.
I make a habit of living abroad for several months at a time and trying to suck less at other languages. Sometimes I dabble in my former lives as a somm and a musician by teaching wine classes or doing reunion tours with my old a capella troupe.
I want to learn to sail a tall ship.
Non-mono disclosure: I do not presently have a primary. I have multiple infrequent secondaries. I'm cool (and experienced) with being casual but I would eventually like to find a new primary. I am also thrilled for nonsexual new friends.
Food: I've got my veggie and meat CSAs set up in New York, but still need to find foodie bars and a favoured specialty shop.
Former Chicago answer: I get the majority of my food from Farmer Tom's, Cedar Valley Sustainable, and Provenance. Honorable mention: Jam, Rootstock, Owen&Engine, Longman&Eagle, Telegraph, The Bristol, the Barrelhouse Flat, and oyster happy hour at Shaw's.
That's the only thing.
I take very few sexual partners. The ones I do take are usually male-presenting individuals who fit the following descriptions:
* Slim, fit, and pretty with angular features, a full compliment of hair on top of your head and minimal-to-none on your body. See: bltoaster, foolishfromspace, the Warwick University Rowing Team Calendar
* Smart, well-socialized, and not shy. Professional performers usually fit this bill.
*Possessing a disciplined, purposeful vocabulary of movement. Physical actors, circus performers, ballerinos. Bonus points for musical fluency: I brake for collegiate a capella, tenors, and marching percussion.
I've realized recently I am a "Manhattan type" as far as working artists go. It takes a certain minimum level of hustle, drive, and commercialism to make it as a professional artist in the city, as well as a high level of competence in your discipline. I'm finding I have a lot in common with others who've been sorted by this mechanism, and it's kind of a relief to not have to explain things to each other.
I used to be a "Brooklyn type" in my early 20s, when I ran a big ol' DIY art collective/hippie commune, and I still hold affection for that life... but if you're swinging to be my next primary, full time performing artists managing to stay afloat in the city please step to the front of the line.