I'd like to think I've got my shit together; my car and mortgage are paid off, I've got a fantastic career, and a house by the woods. I'm looking to meet some interesting people to do fun stuff with, particularly people who want to play games or play music or go out hiking or skating. I really do want to make friends, so let's start there. And after that, if you're looking for more, then we'll be in a good place to build something lasting.
I have a web site, too. It's at http://www.euonym.us/~wildfire.
On the weekends during the warm months, I'm out in the woods with camera and tripod over my shoulder hunting for orchids. There's fifty-someodd species that have been reported from New Jersey, and I've found thirty-five of them so far. One day, I'll find them all and write a book.
I am a notoriously (and some would say infamously) crafty game player.
Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix (but not its two successors), Blade Runner, Equilibrium, V for Vendetta. I don't tend to see as many movies as other people because I don't own a television.
Shows: Doctor Who, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Planetes, Code Geass, Berserk, Ghost in the Shell.
Music: Give it to me hard and fast: Symphony X, Kamelot, Serenity, Astral Doors, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Edguy, Anthrax, and Iced Earth. Let my hair down: Queensrÿche, Poison, Tesla, Skid Row, Ratt, and Whitesnake. Dredge up some high school nostalgia: Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. I absolutely adore Tool; I'm such a slut for hard, hard rock in weird meters like 5/4 and 7/4.
Food: I'm particularly fond of Thai, and I was spoiled by living in Chicago with half a dozen Thai restaurants a short walk away. I'll go for just about any place with three or more stars. At home, I like to whip up fancy things with reduction sauces and all that jazz.
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach said that "the aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." Kiss said "I want to rock and roll all night and party every day." The truth is probably some place in between.
Internet: All the world's knowledge at my fingertips. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a live ethernet cable is worth a thousand libraries. And we all know why the internet was born.
Good food and drink: Making the most of an otherwise pesky mortal habit.
Plants: How can something that can grow in a little pot on nothing but air, water, and sunlight not be amazing? And they flower, too.
Stimulation: Thinking and feeling and being wrapped around the world is what makes us human.
Not necessarily at the same time.