If you are 1) pro-life, 2) homophobic/anti-gay marriage, or 3) don't "believe" in evolution or if you have an inclination to take The Bible over hard scientific evidence--we're not going to work. A lot of people get butthurt over this statement, but these are values, beliefs, and truths that I hold very dear and I like to be upfront about everything.
Native Texan neuroscientist. No kids and I've never been married. I do have two dogs: one pitbull/boxer and one pitbull/mastiff.
I was raised by a progressive liberal mother (who was raised by her Marine (WWII, Guadalcanal if you're curious about that sort of thing)/cop father) who taught me about cars and how to fix stuff as well as stereotypical domestic bs.
My first word was no.
My first sentence was, "You're not the boss of me."
In short, I'm stubborn and independent to a fault sometimes. I like figuring things out on my own even if it takes longer. Sometimes I need someone to remind me that it's okay to ask for help.
I like beer. A LOT.
(I don't subscribe to the pill peddling school of psychiatry so don't even go there. Medication is simply one of the tools in psychiatry, not a magic bullet.)
Physically? Generally my rack, my eyes, and my laugh. Sometimes I have a Texan accent.
The first things that *I* notice about people---whether they know the difference between your and you're, the way they text and use language, smell, hands, smile, laugh, voice, the way they react to animals, children, and/or other humans in general (especially the way they treat waiters/waitresses), how well they deal with things not going their way and delayed gratification.
MUSIC---Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, George Clinton, Girl Talk, Portishead, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious, The Roots, anything Motown, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Tool, NIN, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Massive Attack, Tricky, The Black Keys, Stevie Wonder, Bjork, David Bowie, Jean Grae, Iggy Pop, Jay-Z, Dragonette, Florence + The Machine, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, Erik Satie, Black Star, Die Antwoord
TV + MOVIES---Death Proof, 2 Broke Girls (if Max doesn't offend you, we'll get along), Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Rescue Me, The Sopranos, The Expendables (don't judge!) Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Inglourious Basterds, Step Brothers, Pan's Labyrinth, Tommy Boy, Goodfellas, PCU, Friday, Juno, Wedding Crashers, any of the X-Men movies, and almost any horror/scary movie
FOOD----anything spicy, Italian, Tex-Mex, Thai, Indian, sushi--I think it also depends on the mood I'm in and the amount of time I have. In an ideal world, I would have time to cook and bake and all that, but in the real world, I'm usually living off of Trader Joe's trail mix and dried chile mango, and caffeine.