I am interested in subtleties of the moment, simple pleasures, people being good to each other, having fun and noticing details, ...being playful and laughing. And below but close to the surface I am very smart, sharp, and serious. I've always loved being near strong intellectual stimulation (my mom's the bookish one and my dad's pretty brilliant), though I don't need to be constantly intellectually engaged or immersed myself. I find so much of life interesting and intriguing on many levels. I do miss crowded NYC cafes where I'd overhear great stories that would spark an adventure of my own, or alert me to an event or book to check out - but I enjoy the calmer pace here and the trees & sky. I've lived in 5 states (grew up in New England) and I have friends all over the world who I wish I could visit more often and more easily.
I like meaningful conversation and the company of thinker/doers, clever design, interesting homes, healthy food, blue skies, being fit, neighborhood walks, doing projects together. Comfort trumps style though aesthetics are a significant kind of comfort.
I'm not so interested in politics, government, religion, or sports but when I do tune in it's to NPR, Colbert, John Stewart or the NYT.
I believe in taking responsibility and in paying it forward.
I love reading on trains or while walking! Recently read Stephen B. Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From" and the Steve Jobs bio (good combo, by the way). I lean toward Booker Prize winners, or contemporary fiction recommended by others but haven't read much lately.
I love movies, esp @Midtown/Tara. Mostly indies, some mainstream, documentaries, shorts. I wish I could see all the Academy Award nominations.
I'm not big on TV and tend to make running commentary throughout (can't help it)! Watching a full season of something interesting (with others) can make a cozy weekend.
I love music as craft and appreciate others' talent. My iPhone has a wide selection, mostly from friends' collections.
I love theater; musicals & fluff not so much. It would be great to see good local productions.
Food: fresh & healthy. Eating out I prefer appetizers, several choices & sharing to eating a big meal. Local, farm-to-table, unusual flavor combinations (like rosemary ginger blondies or toasted sesame ice cream!), interesting experiences, something "different." More quality/genuine; less pretention/ceremony. Over the top can be really interesting on occasion. I will definitely have an opinion!
High thread count sheets
Companionship & affection
What, you thought I was going to say something different?