I have a lot of "friendly acquaintances" with whom I get along very well, but have a hard time connecting with people on a deeper level.
Have been through a lot of emotional gut punchery in the past few years, but now bouncing back strong-- I am not as light-hearted as I used to be, but still pretty light. I am not as much fun as I used to be, but still pretty fun. Conversely, I am more self-aware and more compassionate than I used to be.
This could be slightly more illuminating, maybe: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mstegosaurus
I am intense, protean, and foolish.
2/26/2011: I haven't been on OKC in a LONG time. The most significant change in my life is that I'm now in a serious long term open relationship-- but I'm always happy to make new friends, and open to the idea of new playmates... and not entirely opposed to the idea of incorporating a 3rd person into our relationship if we really hit it off well.
I rarely stay anyplace long, but I'm hoping to put down roots in Seattle.
Also, I get told I look like Moby when I'm clean shaven or Woody Allen when I'm not.
"Infinite Jest", David Foster Wallace; "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", Salman Rushdie; "Dhalgren", Samuel Delaney; "Still Life With Woodpecker", Tom Robbins; "Oryx and Crake", Margaret Atwood; "This Perfect Day", Ira Levin; "Vurt", Jeff Noon "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle", Haruki Murakami
"Arsenic and Old Lace", "Barton Fink", "Being John Malkovich" "Brazil", "The Big Lebowski", "Casablanca", "The City of Lost Children", "Dark City", "The Devil's Backbone", "Dr. Strangelove",
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "eXistenZ", "The Fall", Fight Club", "The Fountain", The Hudsucker Proxy" "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "La Belle et la Bete", "LA Confidential", "LA Story", "Labyrinth", "The Life Aquatic", "The Man from Earth", "Memento", "Miller's Crossing", "Moulin Rouge!", "Network", "Noises Off", "Pan's Labyrinth", "The Prestige", "The Princess Bride", "Punch Drunk Love", "Requiem for a Dream", "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" "The Science of Sleep",
"The Silence of the Lambs", "Snatch", "Stardust", "Time Bandits"
Animal Collective, Bach, Beethoven, Clint Mansell, Iron and Wine, Isaac Shepard, John Adams, Kwoon, Laurie Anderson, Leaves' Eyes, Maury Yeston, MGMT, Nightwish, Nurses, Philip Glass, The Postal Service, Regina Spektor, Stephen Sondheim, Steve Reich, Scriabin, The Shins, Therion
Food:Almost anything; especially Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Sushi. For years, I didn't eat cheese-- recently I've developed a taste for goat cheese, and am making slow work on incorporating cow cheese.
I don't do the "club" thing, as a general rule, but've been known to make occasional exceptions.
The qualities I most look for in a potential friend, playmate or partner are intelligence, compassion and a sense of fun, all equally important. Artistic talent in any genre or medium is also a big plus.