I have a humorous and somewhat sarcastic side that I think brings me down to Earth and helps me connect with people from all walks of life. If you are a conversation artist and can dance wittily from one idea to the next without pause, all the while bringing in some raucous, off-the-cuff jokes, I will respond with frank enthusiasm--guaranteed!
Pushing forward in spite of adversity.
Remembering humility in the face of pride or ego.
Believing in the goodness of people in spite of their shit.
Having private moments of self-understanding and self-overcoming while doing intense physical exercise like yoga or cycling.
I can be good at explaining things to people. I'm good at languages, I tend to pick them up very well.
Not holding my tongue when a subject piques my interest.
books: all sorts of great literature, from herman hesse to vs naipaul and jose saramago. critical theory, continental philosophy, critical analysis of current events and environmental issues; fantasy and sci-fi are old favourites.
I love indian food, mexican food, peruvian food (particularly the soups, ceviche a bit less so), ethiopian and italian food. Spanish tapas are wonderful, too.
a good cup of coffee
why neighbours don't want to recycle
how great the city would be with fewer cars and more public transit.
Another that said: sometimes we just don't click--I've met some friends here and look forward to meeting more.