I'm rocket scientist smart, stand-up comic funny and basketball player tall. I'm happy and optimistic and was described by my Yoga teacher as "a human light bulb." I mate for life, every time. ;-)
I'm kinda ADD so I'm always doing a bunch of things at once. I'm captivated by architecture, infrastructure and information systems. For fun, I cook, sail on the bay, visit hot springs, make animated films, and design electronic sculptures. I'm currently learning fashion design. (There's actually a lot of time in the day if you don't waste it in front of the TV.)
I think humans are designed to be poly, so I'm not the jealous type, but I tend to spend my time cultivating only a very few relationships because I'd rather go deep than wide. You, of course, are free to make your own choices .
I've worked with my share of non-profits: the UN, woman's shelters, foster kids, Hub Oakland and the like. None of this makes me a whiny leftist. I'm sometimes politically incorrect, I believe in capitalism (even if I'm disappointed in how we are doing it) and I drive a big SUV (but I'm mostly on BART).
My best friend and I have built an amazing house which is a magnet for remarkable people, gorgeous meals, great conversation, love, art projects, music and film. I call it an "unintentional community." We have hung out together for 25 years. When you meet him, you'll understand why.
Food: I am fascinated by food. I love to cook. I love to find food in the wild (which I can do while hurtling down the freeway at 70 miles an hour). I can almost remember every meal I've eaten. I've taught all my friends to cook, and I've written a blog post on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Oh, and I'm a certified BBQ judge who travels around to various contests in the West.
I excel at things that are complex and problems which need to be operated on with incomplete information. I suck at the simple, routine, repeatable tasks (like dragging the trash out to the curb on Thursday, or whatever the hell day it is supposed to go out).
Greek, Asian, Pakistani, Italian, Southern US, French, German, YUM!! (In no particular order.)
How can you possibly choose? I don't get the idea of "favorite." It's all wonderful; it's all amazing.
Books are a curse. I used to have linear yards of bookshelves and hundreds of pounds of books, in spite of my constant efforts to give them away, sell them, and not hoard them. Now I've moved them over to hard drives. Still, some are too beautiful to part with. They are almost all non-fiction. There are tons of science, technology, business and marketing books. There are lots of short stories, some philosophy, psychology, humor and biography, and a bunch of classic science fiction.
I attend the occasional underground party and I often volunteer at Burning Man-type affairs, so I hear a lot of house music. I like almost everything except stuff where people are talking (Hip-Hop, Opera and William Shatner). Rarely, I compose on keyboards.
I don't analyze movies, dissect the story arc, watch for foreshadowing. I jump into them and swim around and let the current take me where it may. I love the classics, great Sci-Fi, "chick flicks", animation. I don't care much for Kung-Fu, gore, cheap horror, or sports.
To name any is to do many others an injustice, but I know you want a list so let me mention just a couple: "Dr. Strangelove," "Hudsucker Proxy," "Harold and Maude," "Juno," "Waking Life," "Forbidden Planet," "Battleship." I know I'm inviting ridicule from my highbrow friends, but I also liked "Titanic" and "Empire of the Sun" and "Bolt."
But in truth, there is nothing private on here. My private life doesn't belong on the Internet. To find out who I really, really REALLY am, you'll just have to meet me.