In a nutshell:
I'm genuine, funny, and intelligent--and I look for the same. I'm an official twenty-something, figuring shit out. My primary goals in life are to find meaning and experience joy. (And yes, they are intertwined.) Maybe I serve you coffee.
Here's a longer version:
I like to be critical and thoughtful. I like memorizing things. I like baking and cooking. I watch a lot of Netflix. I love fine dining.
I value most highly great conversation and loving relationships. I value learning, wisdom, and knowledge. Engaging with a text really turns me on. So does dancing to really loud music. So does incredible talent.
Currently following the advice of a director friend: Spend a few years, auditioning, acting, taking some classes. Then apply to good graduate programs.
A comment I got at an audition once:
"You're very interesting to watch. The eye wants to track you."
Took it as a compliment.
Where the Wild Things Are, Shakespeare (I know, not technically books), The Stranger, Heart of Darkness, The Giving Tree, The Good Earth, 1984, The Hobbit (read it several times), Eros The Bittersweet, Disgrace.
Currently reading: Moby Dick. Slowly. I'll read a chapter or two, then put it down for a while. It's great, by the way.
Also enjoy poetry. Huge fan of Gerard Manley Hopkins. I know several of his by heart. I also like Heaney, Whitman, and others. Not exactly a buff, but I enjoy it.
I love movies. All kinds. (Most kinds.)
I enjoy many films by strong, idiosyncratic directors like Wes Anderson, The Cohen Brothers, Christopher Guest, Stanley Kubric, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton.
I would like to fancy myself a movie buff, but I know there are too many classics I haven't seen. Let's watch one together?
I love classical music. It's what I studied in school. I'm particularly fond of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Stravinsky, Britten, and Philip Glass, to name a few. Also really love the Baroque and Impressionism. Okay, so I love everything. Also a big fan of (in no particular order) Queen, David Bowie, Blondie, Supertramp, Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, The Beatles, Mayer Hawthorne, Beach House, and many more.
I like food. A lot. I love going to good restaurants and eating well. I also love corn dogs and French fries. I am not a picky eater. By choice that is. Cruel lactose often dictates that I be picky. There are very very few foods that I don't care for. (Why on earth you would want to ruin french fries with ketchup is beyond me.)
(And I don't have many secrets.)