am an unabashed, opinionated, total music nerd. It's what I've spent the majority of my free time & money on, and how I've connected with most of my friends (and previous girlfriends)...
am a voracious reader and go to the library once a week to pick up the next hold that's arrived...
used to be a college radio dj (WXYC); currently the calendar editor for threeimaginarygirls.com...
don't ever want to work in politics, but I read, discuss, and analyze the issues and candidates constantly (local, national, international). I love a good debate & believe in a liberal, progressive platform...
have got a great sense of humor (dark), and dry sarcasm does pass my lips every so often (yeah, a bit of a smart-ass)...
love good conversations, especially over whiskey...or coffee... or beer... or my homemade blackberry brandy...
test out as an INTJ/INTP and have no cause to argue the results...
am definitely a romantic at heart...
like to try new recipes (both cooking and baking), excel at quite a few dishes, and can generally be pretty useful around the kitchen (or grill, in the summer)...
keep (restaurant) kosher, so i can be as finicky as a vegetarian, but also occasionally crave a burger from red mill...
am always up for bowling (r.i.p. Sunset), pinball, tennis, bike rides, exploring the city, drinking, or anything music-related...
enjoy exploring the city, road-tripping around the area, and want to travel more...
make an exceptional old fashioned (yay bourbon! tequila! rum!) & enjoy messing around with recipes for new cocktails...
am generally a happy person & meeting someone new makes things all the better...
still don't know what i want to do with my life, but I'm enjoying trying to figure it out.
I like playing tennis in the summer, and have yet to find a winter activity equally enjoyable and as healthy
Keeping the beard trimmed also seems to take up a bit of time each week ;)
I despise karaoke.
Naps are really awesome.
* Getting into tennis league for the next seven months, and gearing up for a spring bowling league
* Playing my stack of vinyl from Record Store Day, and counting down the days until the next one
* Figuring out weekend getaways
* Considering Summer recipes
* Enjoying the 3 quarts of blackberry brandy and 1.5 quarts of peach brandy I canned back in August
* Messing around with my Fuji X100S
* Urban hiking, wild blackberry picking, & reading in parks along the way
*Trying to obtain tickets to The Moth StorySLAM
My best friend wanted me to point out that I like stuff, and also things.
b) all sorts of shows, but yay TiVo and Netflix
c) A sampling of bands, dj's & albums: The Mountain Goats, Crooked Fingers, Matthew Dear, Neko Case, Neutral Milk Hotel, Morphine, The Afghan Whigs, John Coltrane, The Smiths, Descendents, The Decemberists, Idlewild, My Bloody Valentine, Carissa's Wierd, Band Of Horses, Bruce Springsteen, The Complete Stax/Volt Collection (especially Otis), The Magnetic Fields, Feist, Belle & Sebastian. Tallest Man On Earth, Death Cab For Cutie, Boards of Canada, The Kinks, Spoon, Longwave, The Pernice Brothers, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Jason Collett, Eels, Superchunk, Jens Lekman, Menomena, PJ Harvey, Sufjan Stevens, Seaweed, Ellen Allien, Autechre, Charles Mingus, Architecture In Helsinki, Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., Elvis Costello, Tullycraft, Medeski Martin & Wood, Math & Physics Club, Idaho, The Old 97's, Arab Strap, Mogwai, Awesome, Quasi, Mission of Burma, Blitzen Trapper, Hey Marseilles, Wilco, Silversun Pickups, Grand Archives, Freelance Whales, Ravenna Woods, USF, Phantogram, Pickwick, Shuggie Otis, Kishi Bashi, Telekinesis, La Luz, Blackbird Blackbird, Chvrches, Dresses, Allo Darlin', The Long Winters, Tycho
d) I love all kinds of food, though sushi is near the top... as is my local taco truck. Some cuisine, like French, is a little more difficult with my self-imposed restrictions, but an excellent coq au vin is a wonderful thing.
*My older cat recently passed, shortly after turning 17, so I've found I can keep living even if a little less happier than before
Proper grammar & spelling. It really does pain me to have to look at anything poorly written... Vampire Weekend is very wrong :P
they're/their/there (I own a t-shirt with this theme)
it's/its, you're/your, and who's/whose
You don't have to know the Chicago Manual of Style by heart (though that would definitely set *my* heart aflutter); it's about not being lazy and make sure your thoughts are understood.
This also includes occasionally staying at home, sipping on a hot toddy, and enjoying a good book or movie (for Saturdays, the latest Doctor Who)
You want to join me for shows (especially indie rock or electronica). That would be awesome, as few things are more boring than standing by myself between bands
You appreciate the quiet time in-between the adventures
You understand that initially my strongest bond will be developed with your cat
You are interested in a mini road trip around the region, especially day trips
You want a partner in your troublemaking endeavors
You want to snuggle on the couch with blackberry brandy, hot toddies, and a few good books, maybe some Netflix
You feel like it :)
You understand that due to some physical limitations I'm not able to be out hiking/climbing/mountaineering every weekend. I love being in the outdoors, and I'll still at least look like the part of a grizzled mountain man ;)
You also eventually want to delete this profile because you've found someone (on this site or not) who made this whole endeavor worthwhile