I'm an extremely loving person. I am blessed/cursed with the tendency to look at people with rose- colored glasses, quick to notice the heroic, the beautiful, the eternal. All people elicit my sympathy and compassion -- some just take longer than others.
I value art, artists, creating. Music, literature, theater, food... all of it. I have a voracious appetite in this realm.
Sadly, I am not handy when it comes to cars, computers and the like. If I'm assembling IKEA for you, you are guaranteed to hear expletives, and you will possess a flawed but functional piece of furniture that will haunt you forever.
I love road trips and meeting people from other places. If I were king, traveling abroad would be MANDATORY. I learned more in my year abroad than I've learned in all the other years combined. I value and enjoy unbridled conversation.
Music: Chronic Pandora tinkerer, and lifelong KEXP member. Love live music of all kinds in intimate venues.
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces; The Jungle; Dracula; Tropic of Cancer; A People's History of the United States; Steppenwolf; Wonder Boys; Guns, Germs and Steel; anything by Tom Robbins, Graham Greene, Michael Chabon, Haruki Murakami, Robertson Davies, James Joyce, Chuck Palahniuk, Tama Janowitz, Herman Hesse. I've enjoyed some Buddhist philosophy, science, biographies.
TV: No thanks.
Food: Yes please.