So now I've changed it... but just keep that in mind.
I think the most interesting things about people when I'm getting to know them are their contradictions. Here area few of mine: I have a phd... and an obsession with Eminem. I like to talk about serious things like books and politics and humanity... and to gossip and talk about sex. I've taken part in serious athletic competitions at the international level... in the sport of ultimate frisbee. I love to cook and eat delicious food from all over the world made with high quality local sustainably produced ingredients... and then on some days I just really want a slim jim. Even though I'm not sure it actually counts as food.
I am a grownup living a grownup life in the grown up world. But I'm also a little nostalgic for the days when it was ok to be earnest and not cynical, and yet to see the humor in even the things we take seriously. And when it was always ok to sing out loud.
At play: That I am a curious mix of clumsy and coordinated - I will accidentally throw my phone across the room and trip over nothing, but give me a team and a sport and I become graceful like an antelope
Music: A wide range. As I mentioned before I am a total badass gangstar who loves Eminem; I have the obligatory soft spot for some classic gays (Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, kd lang); and I like a lot of mainstream indie stuff like Metric, Fun., and Florence + the Machine. Oh, and I always love oldies - anything from Bob Dylan to Elvis Presley. If you know Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, then you should definitely message me because we have an unbreakable bond.
TV: Just finished the Wire, now I'm working my way through It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Up next: Breaking Bad. When I watch TV it's most often comedies (Parks and Rec, Community, etc.), but I've been known to use Bachelor Pad to distract me from work.
Movies: I don't watch a ton of movies, mostly because I'm impatient and busy. I like movies that make me laugh or cry or think - or basically feel anything strongly.
Food: I love it all. Literally. All of it. It's the quickest way to my heart.
Friends and family are a given.
I used to steal stuff when I was a kid (like younger than 10). I don't like to dress up for Halloween. Two of my favorite people in the world are my best friend's 8-month old and my 94-year-old grandmother. Sometimes when I'm bummed out I listen to music like Taylor Swift and Halo by Beyonce. How do you feel about any of that? Completely irrelevant, you say? I know. Let's just have a conversation like normal people.
Seriously, though, the reason I'm here is to find meaningful connections with other human beings. Ultimately I want to find for someone to share a life with, but I'm open to that happening any time between now and the next several years. In the meantime I'm interested in other kinds of connections as well:-)