I love Halloween. I get annoyed when Christmas tries to barge in like it belongs in October. It doesn't- it belongs about two weeks into December. Thanksgiving would be happy enough with a couple weeks to itself, too. Baby Jesus needs to stop being so greedy and learn to share.
Poly-compatible, sex positive, INTJ. I've become a lot more confident and comfortable in my own skin in the last few years; I don't know the MBTI inside-out, but I don't think that it's a surprise that I've shifted from slightly-P to somewhat-J during this span. I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of adulting and I'm really starting to hit my stride. Introverts are still my people, though, and I tend to get along best with folks otherwise within a degree or two of me.
That said, I enjoy skill-collecting- my garden usually does pretty well; home ownership implies a lot of fun with caulk and furnace maintenance; I'm adding some web components to what I know about graphics and publishing so I can stay relevant in my field. Jack-of-all-trades, master of none- but oftentimes better than master of one. If RPG terms are your thing, I have seriously multi-classed.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the local breweries- I'd evidently had the wrong opinion of wheat beer for a decade or so. I'm incredibly disappointed that I've been in A2/Ypsi for six years and still can't even find a halfway-decent margarita pitcher. This town should be ashamed. Ashamed! Sangria is nice, but just doesn't cut it, kids.
If I can walk or bike to wherever I'm going, I'm generally happier once I get there.
I'm fairly well equipped for camping, and if it's even reasonable weather, I'm liable to pack it up and head out. Reequipping over the winter for backpacking this spring. It's gotta stay above 40 at night though, unless I find someone to share body heat with.
My superpower is always looking directly into random camera flashes in public.
Musical standbys include Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Pinback and GY!BE; throw on The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, or Built to Spill any time. Moving toward Tycho, Holy Fuck, and The War on Drugs lately. Auto-Tuning hurts me in my heart-place. If you're not functionally deaf for a few hours after a Dinosaur Jr. show, you're doing it wrong. If you can't hear the ice melting in your bourbon over Billie Holiday, you're doing it wrong.
Kids in the Hall, BSG, Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Game of Thrones, and Rick & Morty. The first two seasons of The Tudors were impressive. John Oliver is onto something fantastic with Last Week Tonight. I geek out on Formula 1, but I won't inflict it on you beyond recommending that you see the Senna documentary. I don't miss daily TV; with the net, we've been living in some version of the future they promised in my childhood for a while now and it's awesome.
Kevin Smith movies are always good for a laugh and toe-dabbling intellectualism. Ed Wood films and other so-bad-they're-good B-movies are LOTS of fun. Any documentary gets a chance, but summer blockbusters generally do not. Thrillers are okay, but with the notable exception of zombie flicks, gore is a non-starter. Obviously, Thriller itself is golden.
I love cooking, and usually cook for an army that never shows up, leaving me with a week's worth of lunch. I usually only eat meat when I'm out and about. But I make recognizably-Midwestern chili and decent Thai, Indian and Mexican food. I am willing to go to some lengths for good coffee, cheeses and chorizo.
As much music as humanly possible to experience.
B-Movies. Overacted? Shaky plot? Bruce Campbell? Press play!
My bike and my camping gear.
Some of this is most easily covered by (or purchased via) an Internet connection, though, so that might have to rank fairly highly in there, too.
It's crossed my mind that, with all the time my cat spends on my lap, if you mix in a meddlesome teenager and her dog, I'm really only a spiked gauntlet and a raspy voice away from Dr. Claw. Except for the whole 'running an organized crime syndicate' thing.
Somehow it seems vaguely important that I was born 5 days before Ronald Reagan was elected.
• You think playing in the snow is a good idea for a snow day.
• There's a new beer on tap, 'cause I wanna try it too.
• You enjoy oddball film, and enjoy enjoying it with a friend.
• You're a radiologist; I can't explain it but I've always gotten along really well with radiologists. Go figure.
• You've gotten this far and are open to a medium-to-long-term something. Flings are fun, for sure, but my life is really coming together and my greater aim is for someone to share that with.