Spotting little details, pattern analysis. I'm not so good at people, but I can pick up on little details and flourishes that distinguish one thing versus another. I'm good at intuiting things based on scraps and piecing things together. A side-effect of the industry I'm in.
Making puns and double entendres. I can usually come up with a few good ones without any hesitation.
Movies I've liked either swing one way from deep, intense, and dramatic, or the other to light, fluffy, and entirely fun. "The Great Escape," "The Producers," "12 Angry Men," "Casablanca," "Wag the Dog," "The Shining," "Shoot 'em Up," and "Big Trouble in Little China." I'm going to take some heat for this, but I lived "John Carter." I thought it was an awesome piece of light and fluffy escapist space-opera pulp garbage.
My TV tastes are a little nerdier, bending towards Star Trek, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and IT Crowd. Though I will always love The West Wing, and Top Gear really turns my engine (eagerly awaiting their new Amazon show; I hope Clarkson isn't a total arrogant bastard). I do have penchant for the mini-series, however, as I absolutely adored "John Adams" (I'm a sucker for Paul Giamatti), Alec Guinness's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," "The Stand," and don't get me started on James Clavell's "Shogun." Stoked for the next season of Rick and Morty, not stoked it's only on cable.
I'm a big follower of certain personalities, like Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, Kathy Bates, Allison Janey, Kate Blanchett.
My musical preferences are all over the place. I was big into Ska, dance, electronica, pop, and even J-Pop for a short while once. My more enduring favorites are classic rock and alt rock. Recently I've succumbed to the pressures of Deadmau5 and Skrillex, though they haven't replaced The Beastie Boys, MGMT, or other capable composers or any thing else that had captured my imagination at one point or another. Generally, if my radio isn't set to MPR News, it's set to The Current, or Jack-FM. KSJN (MPR Classical) lulls me to sleep every night.
As far as food, I could also eat breakfast all the time. On days where I get up late I'll sometimes bend my perception of time just as an excuse to have breakfast instead of lunch. There's also my ethnic favorites of Pierogi and Kolbasa. I also haven't met a beer I've been unwilling to try (however IPAs aren't my style, and porters tend to cause migraines), though I do appreciate a good whiskey too. Despite my life in the south suburbs I'm more familiar with downtown Minneapolis restaurants.
* Something to read (newspaper, book, encyclopedia, etc)
* A bicycle (well, not right now, and you'll see why if you keep reading, but it's still my preferred way to exercise)
* My phone or laptop (Some people use Day Planners, I use Google Calendar)
* A mystery to solve, a challenge to meet, a puzzle to unravel
* A pet(s).
I also wonder why people can't do simple things that make everyone's world a little safer and healthier, like using their turn signals or washing their hands with soap when they're done in the bathroom.
* You want to (cliché, I know, but come on, I dare you! I double dog dare you!)
* You can appreciate a bad movie as much as a good one
* You have something interesting to say, or just want to chat (I do so appreciate good conversations!)
* We're an exceptionally poor match. I call that a challenge, and I haven't backed down from one yet (except the ones where I end up dead. I'm never doing that again!).