Here's what I think is hot - brains, courage, empathy, embracing your sexuality, pursuing your passions, and a solid fuck-it attitude.
I think my defining personality trait is irreverence. There are so many things that people hold as sacred: ideas, beliefs, social normal, systems of authority, etc..., why does anybody think that this shit matters? Once you dump all that stuff you get to define you own rules and pursue your own path - I think that sounds awesome - don't you?
I'm a fan of the city. I love being able to walk to a coffee shop, the market, the bookstore, the bar - basically all the things. Living in the city means that I don't have to bend my moods and schedule to some silently acquiesced to suburban or rural routine; the city caters to my erratic hours and changing interests without fail. More than anything else the city means people, a lot of people wondering around doing god knows what and I enjoy speculating about it.
Food matters to me. Not in the table to farm, organic, ethically sourced kind of way; more in the how do I get more of it in my mouth. If you're not eating Arabic food on the regular then you should fix that - I know that of which I speak cause I'm Palestinian. On a related note, if you need somebody to unravel the mysteries of the Middle East conflict(s) I'd be more than happy to answer all your questions and discuss your thoughts - it doesn't even need to end in a sex party.
I'm also quite good at creating and maintaining awkwardness in my interactions with strangers. It's the talent I'm most proud of.
Movies: The Departed, Office Space, Gladiator, The Matrix, Fight Club, Tropic Thunder, Superbad, Scarface, The Godfather, hard-hitting drama, fast-paced action/adventure, cheesy martial arts movie, crazy science fiction, thought provoking documentaries. Movies are truly a magnificent art.
Music: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Blue Scholars, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, The Coup, Common Market, Mariah Carey, Keith Sweat, Boyz II Men, R. Kelly, Diana Krall, Madeline Peyroux, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine. So everything from sappy 90's R&B, hip hop, rap, jazz, blues, and the list goes on and on.
Food: everything and I mean EVERYTHING: My mom's Arabic food (which I'm slowly learning to make on my own), Indian, Thai, Sushi, Chinese, Mexican, Persian, Afghani, Burgers, pizza, and the list goes on
* Paper and Pen
* People with interesting thoughts that are willing to share
them even if it's contentious
* Liking the people that I surround myself with
* Optimism in the face of facts