What do I want? Real estate (jk, but points if you get the reference). If you are intelligent, quick-witted, open and genuine, that would be a great start - but really, there is no recipe, resume or profile for chemistry and compatibility - you know it when it happens. Ideally you have some things that you are passionate about. Hopefully you have a creative side and love music. Mostly, I want to be with someone who is interesting, interested in the world around them, and will laugh with me on a regular basis (but is not bothered my apparently excessive use of parenthetical phrases :). Simple, right?
Laughing, and making you laugh
Connecting the dots
Remembering random song lyrics
Sailing (and the associated knot-tying)
Navigating - on land, at sea, sticky situations
Traveling - enjoy traveling alone but am also a great travel companion - just don't expect me to read the guidebook or stick to an itinerary. I will always strike up a conversation with the bartender or wander down a side street in search of what's unique and interesting.
Music: lately finding I am partial to singer/songwriters like The National, Avett Brothers, Black Prairie, Wake Owl, The Tallest Man on Earth, Lord Huron, Andrew Bird, First Aid Kit (how does no one know them?), Allo Darlin. But I like a wide range of stuff, such as Vampire Weekend, Strokes, Vaccines, Grouplove, Calexico, The Last Royals, Jack White. However this list will be outdated within 5 minutes of writing :) I like to keep discovering new stuff. I believe Spotify is the greatest invention of our time. Absolutely no hyperbole there.
Books: read quite a bit, usually several things at a time, lately have been sampling biographies because I'm fascinated by real people and how they live(d) their lives. Suggestions welcome.
Movies: I like a good story, well told, the kind of film that afterwards you can talk about for hours. Kinda partial to independent film & docs. Some all time favorites: Almost Famous, An Education, You Can Count on Me, The Cooler, High Fidelity, American Beauty, Best in Show, Memento, Amour, Inglorious Bastards, Inception, Hurt Locker, The Social Network.
Other stuff: NPR, KEXP, KCRW, NYT, Daily Show
Food: Not a picky eater, appreciate the good stuff and I'll try most things (with a few notable exceptions that you'll have to find out when we meet). And if you know a good tex-mex place, I'm all in.
- messing about in boats
- passport & open itinerary
- the company of family and good friends
- ability to laugh & something to laugh about
- spotify (seriously, it's that good)