I grew up in the American South. in some ways, I revel in the culture that brought me up, while in other ways I'm the antithesis of a Southerner. I'd like to think i absorbed all the great stuff about Southern culture, while leaving behind most of the crud.
I'm pretty well traveled for a young southern man, but not nearly well traveled enough for my tastes. I have a desire to see and experience the world and it's cultures in a way that borders on wanderlust. I travel as often as I can afford to, in ways and to places that many Americans would be discomforted by.
I am open-minded, adventuresome, and kharmically optimistic
MOVIES: I love good film, and there is no genre I don't appreciate when it's well done. My favorites are as diverse as the very cerebral, to which I enjoy discussing endlessly, to a feel good RomCom that's just made for snuggling.
MUSIC: My music tastes are also very diverse, but I'm primarily into Stoner Rock, Hip Hop, Funk, and Soul Music. I've seen Clutch live more than twenty times now, and my friends and I regularly road trip to see them when they are within driving distance. I'm also pretty big into Drum and Bass as well as the Hardcore Breakbeats that brought EDM to my attention in the early 90s.
I'm very unpicky when it comes to food genres.. and adventurous as well. I am not a vegetarian, but between my father, sister, and former roommate being vegetarians, I am used to cooking for and dining out with them in ways that your average omnivore is not. I am very good at smoking meats in the southern tradition, and have a love for classic southern breakfast. I seek out soul food when I can, and explore comfort foods from all cultures. I've recently learned a ton about cooking south east asian foods.