To say that I'm politically progressive is probably an understatement. Basically, I think that our two party political system is a shitstem and a fraud. Then again, that isn't really all that radical an opinion, is it? Also, I like to think that I'm doing a pretty good job of not contributing too much to the destruction of our planet.
My usual form of cultural activity is going out to see live music. I'm a fan of the summer music festivals in Madison and am a member/fan of the local music scene. I also like to watch movies and check out a local theatrical production. Also, I'm a member of the local craft beer scene (again, more below).
And, despite what the staff robot might think, I am capable of being quite romantic, damnit!
Starting a small business is a helluva lot of work indeed but is also quite rewarding. "Living the dream" has become quite a cliché so I avoid using it but do admit that it applies, much of the time. Meanwhile I do have space in my new life to meet someone new, and am eager to do so.
Music and brewing are my principal creative pursuits. I'm a songwriter/guitarist and lemmy tell you, designing a great beer that turns out really well is a hell of a creative endeavor (IMHO).
Movies: American Movie, Being John Malkovich, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish original, of course), Das Boot, Life of Brian, Eight Men Out, In the Loop, and I could go on.
Music: I'm a rocker principally (punk, low fi, garage, psychedelic) but also like many other styles of music (classical, jazz, reggae, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, "world")
Food: contemporary American, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Indian, Nepalese, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Peruvian, Cuban. I enjoy dinner dates!
TV: Firefly (I have the "complete" series on DVD), Star Trek, The Office, South Park, Nature, The Young Ones, Monty Python.
I'm looking for the next love of my life. Been there, done that, want to do it again. Ultimately I'm on OKC for LTR.