I am looking for someone I can trust and respect. To buy me dinner.
If someone points out to you that you haven't been rigorous enough in your thinking and therefore have made an error, and your reaction is shame and/or a sincere desire to rectify your mistake, then we'll probably get along. If your response is anger, defensiveness, or righteous indignation? We probably will not.
Also, I've been drinking a lot of tea.
Seriously? My dimples. I have three, and I get a lot of comments on them. Shortly after that, they probably notice that when I get going, I can be pretty talkative. Verbose, even.
I'm pretty omnivorous in this respect, but I freely admit that a lot of what I like to read could be considered trash. Which is not intended to malign the gifts of the fine authors whose works I'm about to list; they are (mostly) exceptions to the rule. Some of my favorites include: Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore; The River Why by David James Duncan; Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins; Sunshine by Robin McKinley; the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett; At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson; and the saucy romance novels of Jill Sorenson, with whom I went to high school.
I'll watch just about any movie that incorporates one or more of the following elements: Shakespeare, superheroes, swashbuckling, witty banter, smart chicks, chicks who kick ass, werewolves, costumes, wire-fu, dancing, guitar/flamethrower hybrids, and men with their shirts off. Examples include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Hudson Hawk, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Army Of Darkness, Iron Man, The Fifth Element, Aliens, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Strictly Ballroom, The Fisher King, Harvey, The Philadelphia Story, and True Grit (both versions).
I am not slavish in my devotion, but I do watch TV on occasion. My appetites in television are pretty similar to my taste in movies: Mostly junk. Hopefully clever with snappy dialogue (Buffy, The X-Files, The West Wing) or a creative element of some sort (Project Runway, Iron Chef). These days, I find myself watching more BBC America than American programming. Doctor Who?
As far as cooking goes, I refer to any new recipes I attempt as a "kitchen experiment." I taught myself to cook starting with homemade spaghetti sauce and have slowly branched out from there. I always like making, and eating, soup. As for dining out, I like just about everything: Chinese, Indian, BBQ, Thai, Greek, sushi, burgers. I grew up in San Diego, so the type of Mexican food from 24-hour taco stands could be considered my native cuisine. I also like hot wings and beer. I've been on a seafood kick lately. Last year, I had the best salmon of my life at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas. Mmm, fine dining!
Something illuminating to read.
Water. For drinking, gazing at, and playing in.
The Internets. Where so many of my friends live!
My friends. Including those not to be found on the Internet.
The Earth and all its wonders.
I have done without everything on this list at one time or another, (yes, even the last one, sorta), but life is far more pleasant with them than without.