The bad: I work at a large law firm downtown and bill soul-crushing hours. (So committing to carve out the time to spend with someone and making the most of that time are important to me.)
The ugly: Full disclosure, I'm a Republican and a capitalist. No, no, not a mustache-twirling robber baron (a term I don't care for, by the way). More like a... a captain of industry!
Also, I like playing piano and guitar. I started playing piano in high school but fell out of practice during college and law school. Trying to get back into the habit, but the classically trained pianist who lives one floor above me isn't helping. (They're literally pounding out the Mozart as I'm typing this.) Guitar, however, is completely new to me.
Movies: American Beauty, the Big Lebowski, the Big Short, Casablanca, Casino Royale, the Departed, the Empire Strikes Back, the Godfather, Hook, the Hunger Games (yes, I know they're for teenage girls, shut up), It's a Wonderful Life, Lonesome Dove (except for the water moccasin scene where a fellow Irishman gets it), the Rock, Se7en, V for Vendetta.
Shows: The Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Friday Night Lights (Tim Riggins is the Dillon, Texas-equivalent of Christ, discuss), House of Cards, How I Met Your Mother, the League, Peaky Blinders, Scrubs, Special Report with Brett Baier (the best hour of news on television), the Tudors (Henry's kind of a wallflower, amiright?). My sister is a correspondent for CNN, but she mainly makes appearances during the day, so I never see it, but I feel like family loyalty requires me to list it.
Music: Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Ben Folds, the Black Keys, the Bravery, Death Cab for Cutie, Eric Clapton, Franz Ferdinand, the Fratellis, Good Charlotte, the Killers, the Kooks, Jimmie Eat World, Modest Mouse, the New Rivals, the Offspring, Pink Floyd, the Postal Service, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones, the Shins, the Strokes.
Food: Chinese. Italian. Mexican. Thai.
(2) My computer(s). (Personal laptop's name is Hal. Work laptop's name is Tron. iPad's name is Deep Thought.)
(3) My car. (Her name is Abigail.)
(4) Red wine.
(5) A paycheck.
(6) My library card. (Shut up. Not one. Word.)
But you should respond if you'd like to meet up for coffee or brunch some weekend. (Although I'd be drinking tea because I can't flippin' stand coffee, but social conventions are what they are.) Alternatively, as weeknights usually aren't good for me, if you'd like to meet early in the morning for coffee (see above) or a quick breakfast before work.
Ultimately, I'm looking for a long-term relationship that grows out of short-term dating; i.e., I think you have to go on lots of first and second dates with lots of different people and then very few third and fourth dates with only the ones you actually click with. So we should try that first or second date and see if it leads to the third or fourth.