People wouldn't guess it of me, but I love German power metal and Jorn Lande. Lest this little factoid scare folk away though, my tastes are bizarrely eclectic, as my internet radio station at work shows, and I do not worship the Devil (how could I...I'm a ginger!) I love hiking and being outside, and I've been told I have a wicked sense of humor (including South Park to the work of Christopher Guest to more, errrm, sophisticated avenues).
The one thing about me that immediately grabs people's attention is my hair. It is long, thick and a pretty unique shade of red. I donate it to Locks of Love every 2-3 years, and at the moment it's getting pretty long again. The color's the attention grabber though. It's my one point of vanity.
Also I'm klutzy.
My taste in movies is really eclectic. I saw Iron Man 4 times in the theater and love good action movies. Despite my initial fear, Iron Man II was also quite good. I prefer Timothy Dalton's James Bond and am willing to debate anyone on that issue. Favorite comedies include A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, Dr. Strangelove, Monty Python, and of course, Hot Fuzz. Then again, I am a hopeless romantic and a red blooded girl, so sometimes you just need the 5 hour A&E Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I will NEVER not watch The Fifth Element, Das Leben der Anderen, or Stardust if the choice is given.
**I did not see Disney movies as a child. When people hear this, there is always outrage and the claim that this needs to be changed. To date I can now say I've seen The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid. If anyone wants to help me see the rest of the bunch, I'm in.**
My musical taste is eclectic, but absolutely a crucial part of me. I have too many favorites to list, so here are my favorite artists at the moment: Scorpions, Franz Liszt, Desmond Dekker, Edguy, Jorn, Helloween, Jethro Tull, Mozart, Eluveitie, Suidakra, Passion Pit, T.Rex, and after much resistance, John Cage's prepared piano sonatas. Ask me to know more.
I also really, really love modality. I have studied musical Radif, raga, and early music, and I am both a fan and a scholar. I'm starting to think it'd be smart to make my focus chant in the Orthodox Church with a special interest in notation. Illuminated text is awesome.
The one good thing that has come out of my last relationship is also an undying love of the Wu Tang Clan. ODB is my hero. I also have learned that I REALLY like old school ska and reggae (Skatalites, Toots, Prince Buster, and the like).
I like food; it keeps us alive, and if it tastes good, that makes me happy. I'm proud to say that I've expanded my tastes in recent years and am fairly adventurous. I don't eat pork, mushrooms, or sushi though. And my own cooking almost never uses butter or salt (things always end up scrumptious though!)
My crazy cat-dogs, Ludwig and Lise
Also, why the subjunctive and the noble semicolon are so underutilized.
Also if you want to play music sometime, I'm in. And museums and culturish things make me very, very happy. I've been so busy starting my company that I kind of missed that moment when all of my friends moved away and I'm kind of on my own. I'm angling for good conversation and adventure.
Or if you're interesting and not creepy.
Caveat: I am in no way interested in casual sex/friend plus situations. I am strictly monogamous in relationship situations. That being said, I am also very much interested in making new friends/adventure buddies.