I'm a good guy, looking for kindred spirits. I like to dig around in dusty corners looking for cool stuff. I've been called an iconoclast, but while there's some truth to that, I'm not into making a scene. I raised my two sons on my own - they're both in college now.
I recently went through a mid-life career change (from sheet metal work to software development) and thoroughly love my new work. I like scuba diving, long-distance bike touring and I've been thinking of trying kiteboarding. I like to ask tricky questions and talk about all the stuff you're not supposed to: religion, philosophy, politics, etc...
I can tolerate a party (even enjoy them on occasion), but I prefer more intimate get-togethers talking with people who are passionate about ideas. Not much into empty chit-chat or noisy environments.
I love a well-written song, and find something really powerful in just the right combination of evocative sounds and thoughtful lyrics. Some favorites: Townes Van Zandt, Jeff Black, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits.
Obviously, I'm a Firefly fan, a "browncoat", and consider the cancellation of that series the last straw for broadcast TV. My television set broke shortly after the series was cancelled and I never replaced it. Don't really get why people bother with reality TV - frankly, it seems creepy to me. At this point in time, I'm something of a TV hater - at least when it comes to the practice of having one on ubiquitously and sitting passively in front of them for hours on end.
That said, some of the finest entertainment going to day is serial drama, if that's not too much of a contradiction. Beyond Firefly, I've downloaded and thoroughly enjoyed much of Lost, BSG, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who (both old and new), etc...
I'm content to be by myself, but I'd prefer to be with someone who can confirm my crazy perceptions of the world. "Did you see that???"
I once read a 'clinical' description of romantic love that's sort of stuck with me. The idea was that sanity depends on regularly outside confirmation of fundamental perceptions in your mind. This happens naturally with most of the concepts we hold: Every day the sun rises, gravity continues to pull us downward, our senses confirm the concepts built on the physical world around us.