In relationships, I feel like though I may be far from perfect, there are a lot of things I've worked on, and it has really paid off. I'm a good communicator, I've developed a pretty good emotional IQ, and I always remember to tell people when I think they're good at something.
I am open, loving, and looking
Outside of that, I put an enormous amount of my energy and time supporting a local animal shelter. Specifically, I do a lot of work with cats - getting them adopted helping people find the right cat for them, and everything from nail maintenance to training new volunteers how to (safefully) show them to the public. It's really rewarding, but means I need to plan my weekends weeks in advance, which means that impulsive trip to the Farmers Market needs to be planned.
Books: I'm really into short fiction. In that regard, so favorite authors in that regard are Tobias Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald (I know he's old school, but read "Babylon Revisited" some day and tell me he's not still relevant, Drown. As for longer works: Love in the Time of Cholera, The House on Mango Street, High Fidelity, many, many more.
Music: The Sundays (I made a Pandora station out of them, it's awesome!), The Beatles, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Los Lobos, Tori Amos, Juliana Hatfield, X, The Pretenders, I've discovered this band called Ivy that I'm officially crazy for.
I guess I should add the 800 lb gorilla to the conversation - my sexuality. At my age, it's not a phase I'm going through. It's what and who I am. I'm very public - I have to be (I think it's cool and kind of odd that someone wrote me into an article in Wikipedia) considering my job. Anyone crazy enough to be with me has to be willing to live with this.
There's a huge difference between a passing attraction and a loving commitment to one person. It's infinite.