A few of my favorite things:
Movies: Independent films, documentaries, classic westerns, comedies, and foreign films.
Musical Artists: Beatles, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Ray LaMontagne, Iron & Wine, Amos Lee, Widespread Panic, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, M. Ward, Wilco, The Doors, Eva Cassidy, Miles Davis, and really just about anything that isn't rap or heavy metal.
Authors: Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Bill Bryson, Charles Bukowski, Stephen King, Christopher Moore, Ernest Hemingway.
How I spend my free time: At the beach, on the golf course, taking my dog on a long hike, a long drive with no particular place to go, checking out a chic new restaurant, looking for lost treasure at an antique shop, cooking, writing, reading, playing with the dog, or learning something new.
If you are a dog lover, then I'd love to meet you. No offense, but if you have cats, it simply will not work out with us.
If you are a fun-loving, out-going person with no hang-ups, and know how to have a good time, and have an intelligent, witty conversation about anything, then I'd love to meet you.