I am anachronistic, intellectual, and amusing, or so I like to believe.
I do a fair amount of collecting antiquarian books, the infrequent antique, and historic ephemera (postcards, programs, etc.). I see my house as one great art project of sorts, so deciding what to do in terms of interior design in my charming little house is something that I often ponder. I am fond of researching new bands, films, locations of interest, local history and new recipes. I also enjoy visiting said locations of interest, new restaurants, old favourites and attending unusual events (the Akron Symphony performing at Glendale Cemetery, Obscura Day at the Dittrick, a magic lantern show at the Hayesville Opera House would be some fine examples of this pursuit). I find it greatly rewarding taking care of my pup, my house and my plants. I always look forward to autumn, my utmost favourite season which will allow me to use my fireplace, but also winter with its beautiful snow that I find so transcendent. I cannot overstate how much sitting fireside viewing a film or doing some reading is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Aside from the wonderful warm and glow of the fireplace, it also provides one with a connection to history. Other than those items I am currently in the midst of renovating my half-bath with my father.
The films that pique my interest include: horror, mystery, period dramas, foreign, independent, documentaries, and silent films mostly. I most recently viewed the amazing film, 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'. British comedies, whether films or television programs are always great! Those include: 'Little Britain', 'That Mitchell & Webb Look', and 'Peep Show', amongst others.
My musical tastes include, but are not limited to Goth rock, EBM, industrial, synthpop, electroclash, dark ambient, trip hop, 80's new wave and new romantic, post-punk, classical, chamber, baroque, medieval/Renaissance music, opera and jazz. I have a fondness for film scores as well, which tend to be a great combination of styles.
I do not have cable but do possess a Bluray from which I stream Netflix and Amazon Instant. My current Netflix favourites include: 'Bates Motel', 'Salem', 'Ripper Street', and the 'Great British Baking Show'. I also watch quite a variety of documentaries on a myriad of topics on YouTube.
Generally speaking, I would say that I gravitate heavily towards darker themes, melancholy, the obscure and the esoteric when it comes to art, films, books, music, etc.
I like a great deal of food, but my favourites are Italian (my Italian heritage does make me a trifle bit bias), Japanese, Mexican and traditional American. I am mostly a wine and tea drinker, though I have widened my horizons with coffee and the ever so often beer. My three favourite places to dine are Bender's Tavern in Canton and The Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton. I cannot deny that I am a fan of fine dining and always love the opportunity to dine at an elegant restaurant.
If nothing else, please make an effort when messaging me, as I will not reply to one word messages or anything else that is more befitting of a text message; I require substance.