Also I deal with a lot of imposter syndrome about stuff like "Kickstarter advances" being a thing in my life.
notice me at first. I'm quiet. I watch and listen. I take the temperature in a new situation and warm to the room slowly.
Unless we're on Facebook. Then they notice that I post about social justice a lot.
Movies- So many. Lately I watch a lot of Pixar movies over and over again because of the kiddo. But I'm also enjoying binge watching Netflix stuff and HBO shows. I was sad to see Carnivalle and Deadwood canceled, but I had a lot of fun with Rome, The Sopranos, and 6 Feet Under was just AMAZING.
Music- If it came from the soundtracks section of the music store, chances are I'll like it. Anything mellow as well like Enya, Erasure, Enigma (all those E's). Also I seem to have a 80's thing, though I think what I really like was all the synthesizer going on. (Maybe I should have put this under "the most private thing I'm willing to admit...") They Might Be Giants, Sting, Cake. But then I also love thumpy stuff with angry Germans who need naps and a hug. And smooth jazz. It's very eclectic, and tends to have more to do with the quality than the particular style.
Food- Yes. (With cheese for even more yes.)
Books (you see what I did there? Slick huh? I suppose if you let me do a shopping spree on my Kindle I could actually say ONE thing, but I actually really like books)
Writing stuff. You wouldn't like me when I'm not writing.
The Internet. I'm pretty much "that guy" about it.
The fam- Love those peeps. Even though there's generally a moving goal post about who is in the fam.
Boundaries. Seriously I tried that. It's ass.
Lotion. My skin is pretty dry and I really only thought of five things.
It might be useful as well to understand that I have three jobs (one of which is caring for a child who I adore) and no overabundance of free time. Sometimes the soul is wiling but the schedule is weak. If you're looking for a three times a week thing to start, I'm not your guy.
Also, please be okay with seeing what clicks and what doesn't instead of bringing a cookie-cutter mold to a second or third date that exactly matches the hole you feel like you have in your life and seeing if I can be poured into it. I'm fine see what happens with no limitations on the size or the scope but being groomed for a "role" will lead to a Chris-shaped hole in the wall before you even realize that the Chris (that's me) you're still talking to is a dissipating puff of smoke.