I am a big fan of okcupid*, I've met some great folks here and I'm hoping to make some more good friends. In case you ladies and straight guys are wondering why I'm browsing your profile, I'll redirect you to that word above: friends. =)
This is also where I met my longest running boyfriend of all time. We're no longer together, but it was a great experience. I prefer show over tell, unusual over normal, quiet over loud, curiousity over certainty, flexibility over organization, and cooperation over conflict. One of my many, much loved ex-roommates frequently said I was very goal-oriented. He was trying to make fun of me, but I mostly took it as a compliment.
If you wonder why in the world I'm checking out your profile from half a continent or more away, I'm probably just being friendly and browsing in interesting places, but I may be plotting out a trip to somewhere near you. I like traveling and meeting new people. I also like to travel to visit friends I don't see often enough. Once or twice, I've also ventured to places where I don't speak the local language. I'd like to do more of that, though I always feel like I should learn the language first.
I want to know more things than it is practical to know in one lifetime, especially a lifetime with sleep and fun pastimes. Sadly, I do not believe in reincarnation, because that would help.
I get along best in small groups, and my favorite times with significant others involve hanging out together with a solid group of friends.
I am earnest, open, and affectionate
* = Though I really do wish okcupid would quit diluting their character. I really liked "stalkers", it showed a sense of humor that "visitors" elides, though I can also see the potential for trauma to the easily traumatized.
Video Games (they didn't ask, but it belongs here): Currently, Disgaea; Historically: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo 2, (Blizzard basically has owned several years of my attention) Mass Effect, Dragon Age (Bioware does good work), Final Fantasy series (though they fell off a cliff at some point), Zelda, Ultima, Civilization, Master of Orion 2, Master of Magic, Alpha Centauri.
Board/Card Games: Race for the Galaxy, Agricola, Le Havre, Puerto Rico (despite the embedded racism), Mu, Tichu, Caylus, Das zepter von zavandor, and more...
Foods: Thai, Ethiopian, Cal-Mex, Indian, Vietnamese, other (just so long as it's vegetarian, and I can exclude peppers; stupid digestive issues)
Movies: The Corporation; Fellowship of the Ring; Fried Green Tomatoes; X-men; The Matrix (and none of the sequels); American Beauty;
Music: Recently discovered pop-punk, New Found Glory, Fallout Boy, Something corporate, Yellowcard, but also Les Miserables, Rent, Death Cab for Cutie/The Postal Service, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Vertical Horizon, some folk, Enya, Tori Amos, Avril Lavigne, Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls, R Carlos Nakai (Native American Flute). There's more, of course, I'm usually willing to listen to most things, and then they start growing on me. Pandora says I like subtle use of harmony and an emphasis on vocals.
(well, this is a good start anyway)
1) Interesting ideas to ponder and play with
3) rules or norms to break quietly and peacefully for the greater good
4) Nerd toys
5) People to bounce ideas off of
6) People to hug (better if they're the same people as for number 5)
And food. Food is tasty.
And video games. They are fun.
I really hate negative bits in profiles and as such removed my little rant against guys who don't want to interact with men here, but label themselves bi anyway. The people who needed to see it probably weren't reading it, and it probably offended innocents who read it. Bad me, please forgive if you were among the offended.