I prefer dogs to cats, but I get along famously with either (just need a little benadryl around the cats).
I will try anything twice.
I like soup at all times of the year. And hot coffee.
I love my job. I work with a bunch of people who also love their job. It's nice. I work a fairly odd schedule...depending on what phase of a project I am on, I will either be working 4 hours a day or 14. It makes meeting people with "normal" schedules fairly difficult.
Movies: spaceballs!, snatch, bond, drop dead gorgeous, any superhero movie, zombieland, memento, the big lebowski...egh, not a big movie person i think.
Shows: game of thrones, breaking bad, madmen, friends, how i met your mother, archer, south park, golden girls, lost, downton abbey, 30 rock, arrested development, mythbusters, the food networks. just started west wing.
Music: alt-j, ratatat, massive attack, portishead, radiohead, band of horses, bon iver, new pornographers, white stripes, nirvana, beach house, arcade fire, sigur ros, phoenix, rilo kiley (and other jenny lewis stuff), vampire weekend, black keys, etc. i'm particularly interested in talking music with people...i love exploring new music. if you have similar music tastes and mention a band i haven't heard, i'll probably buy their album. i also have probably not heard of that new band you like. play it for me, though.
Food: soup, mexican, indian, thai. pretty much everything. bagelsmith is pretty good.
2) good fiction
6) new travels and adventures
I wrote that some time ago and I still stand by it. In the end, it doesn't really matter what we write to each other. It's kind of just an icebreaker. If I like you, you could say "blah blah blah" and I'd probably write back.
I feel obliged to mention again that I work odd hours...evenings and weekends mostly. In the long run, a 9-5er would not be impossible to date, but it sure makes the initial meet up phase difficult to schedule. If you're available for lunch dates and late evening dates, it seems to be easier to figure out.