I might be described as a "regular guy" with a few CA-friendly modifications – that is to say, while I'm fairly handy to have around the house, I don't drink beer, watch a lot of sports on television or dream of owning a powerboat. In addition, I will almost always (which I think is way ahead of the curve for a straight guy) remember your birthday, open the door for you, notice a new hairstyle, put the toilet seat down, and ask you how your day was.
OK, so what am I looking for in a woman? Well, I guess with the advent of global warming it might be good if she looked good in a pair of shorts … and knew a few tasty fish recipes. Other than that, who knows? Ideally, she’d be perceptive, affectionate and happy. She’d have some nerdy and/or sporty tendencies, wouldn’t be overly impressed by material things and have a high tolerance for eye-rolling humor. Beyond that, I appreciate intelligence, flexibility, tact, humor, honesty and open-mindedness – in anyone.
My musical tastes are all over the board – pop, rock, rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, classical, big band, swing, Motown, New Orleans jazz, world music, etc… Country, rap and metal are on the list too, just a little further down – somewhere between elevator music and Klingon opera …
I’ve got a 20” tube TV that I fire up on occasion. I gravitate toward PBS since it’s the most commercial-free of my eight channels … oh, and because it makes me feel smarter. I know - they haven't got anything that rivals the Jersey Shore … but then, can anything top a show about life in NJ? The answer is “No”.
As far as movies go, I’m kind of a sucker for happy endings. I don’t know- it just seems like there’s enough real-life-drama in real life. Anyway, on occasion I indulge my inner-geek with a sci-fi or action movie on the big screen, otherwise I tend to wait for things to come out on DVD. I’m actually OK with musicals and (some) chick-flicks – not so much with horror or gangster movies as they rarely end well. I also enjoy watching classic movies from time to time - especially when they’re playing at the Paramount in Oakland or the Stanford Theater – love those mighty Wurlitzers!