Of all the inconsequential things in the world, baseball is the most important.
I'd rather be reading a book than doing whatever I'm doing.
I'm not pushy or confrontational. I would think that I don't like other people who are pushy or confrontational, but I guess the world needs them to get shit done. It takes all types.
I'd like to think an ideal mate is a best buddy type. I'm not into exciting drama or "I'm-not-going-to-call-them-and-see-if-they-call-me-back-so-I-know-if-they-like-me" passive aggressiveness. I do like personal space and I don't feel people have to call or even see each other every 4 hours of every day, but I'd like to think whoever "the one is for me", they probably have best buddy makeup.
Concentrating on school has made me a slob. I'm becoming too sedentary and eating too much red meat. Let's eat good food and walk/run/make-sweat so I can be less slobby.
Because I've spent my entire life in hot places, I probably wear shorts at inappropriate times. I yearn to be cold. I want an invigorating chill. I don't want snow and ice because I couldn't handle driving/walking/living in it, but I like that brisk upper 40s to mid 50s and I'll wear some goddamn shorts to remind me that I'm alive!
I'm allergic to mammals. At least the non-humanoid ones. Sadly, I'm really allergic to cats. I don't want this to be a deal breaker. I know how important pets are to pet owners. I have a gut feeling that "the one for me" is probably a pet owner. We'll figure something out.
I'm also getting a Master's Degree so I can talk about how to put books on shelves theoretically. (I graduate in December '15!)
Also, spelling. Except for fat fingers on a tiny phone keyboard, I'm pretty solid on the spelling bee team.
I may be stuck in 1993. Not only do I wear flannel too much but I didn't even know people hated cargo shorts until about three months ago. What am I supposed to do with all these cargo shorts? I've spent my entire life raised in hot places (deserts or the South) where you wear shorts year round and cargo shorts are like the winter clothes of hot places.
Although I will take a wild shot and say that if you hate the Beatles, Black Sabbath, or the Pixies, it's just not going to work out between us. I can probably put up with your bullshit if you hated one of those bands, but it's already over if you hate at least two of them. Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, the Melvins. Spaghetti western soundtracks and such.
Food? Well, I have a dairy allergy, so my Mexican/Italian intake is pretty minimal. I like meat a whole lot but for reasons of desire for a healthier life, I will gladly swing towards veganism if it were an issue with a date/friend/partner. Literally anything "Asian" from Afghanistan to Japan blows my mind. I could strictly eat anything from that entire continent and be happy. Granted, whatever passes for "Asian" in a restaurant one finds in America. I haven't had spider eyeballs or whatever you may claim is authentic that I'm unaware of.
I've always been biased towards non-fiction on the book circuit. Preferably history, but I'll take a layperson's introduction to science topics, a biography, or some other flavor of non-fiction. I've tried to stretch myself and get into the fiction game lately. I'm also starting to put the toes in the shallow end of the comic book world. But, yeah, history books are where it's at.
I'm not much of a movie guy. I like the idea of movies as an art form, but I just seldom have a spare 90-120 minutes to commit when I routinely commit 90-120 minutes to all sorts of things in life.
I've discovered podcasts this past year. In terms of media to devour, I probably devote most my time listening to podcasts. Nerdist-related, Marc Maron....history ones like Revolutions and the History of Rome are great....and sports podcasts raise the intellectual bar of sports talk radio so goddamn high, it makes me proud to be an American. Stuff You Should Know, Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, anything, really.
I feel like sports loyalties should be here. Because I've moved around, I lose sleep at night about this one: are you supposed to be a life long fan of the first team in each sport you liked or are you supposed to just like the team of wherever you currently live? I went to UNLV, so that covers college sports. I grew up in Dallas and I will never ditch the Cowboys. I have jumped on the San Francisco Giants bandwagon since moving here for baseball. I try to justify them as my "National League team" and my childhood favorite Texas Rangers as my "American League team." I do visit my brother in Seattle often and probably see about 6-12 Mariner games a year. I waffle on the NBA between the Warriors and the Mavericks and I lean towards the Dallas Stars in hockey. I casually like the San Jose Earthquakes, but I'm a psychotic Liverpool FC supporter. Sports loyalties wouldn't factor into my opinion for a potential date. I think I'm more likely to get along with someone who likes a rival sports team than with someone who doesn't like sports at all (although liking the Dodgers, the Angels, or Manchester United would be slightly irritating).
On the one hand, I'm mega-mega-atheist, and I strongly disagree with the substance of most all religions. On the other hand, I hear the "don't blame all of us on the actions of a small group of insane people" loud and clear and I can get down with that. There's plenty of cannon fodder for dismay in the forms of ACTIONS done by individuals and institutions that you don't need to waste precious dismay on those who don't deserve it. I can recognize that there are plenty of great and awesome people who may wave a different flag than I do and that's cool with me. I say this all with the caveat that blasphemy is not bigotry. I reserve the right to make fun of things I find to be silly.
I'm way into Facebook. If you just want to Friend it up there and nothing more, then I think I'd be happy enough to hear your occasional blurbs about life. It's the small things that make life great.