Meats balls go better with macaroni and garlic sauce than they do with spaghetti and tomato sauce.
There. I said it.
I absolutely believe that Dr. Carl Sagan (missed very dearly) was correct to assert that our future will be dictated by how well (or how poorly) we understand our universe, so predicated on that belief is a strong personal emphasis on skepticism, science and education. I follow NASA's ongoing missions fairly closely, and regularly check up on Pharyngula, Popular Science and Quirks & Quarks.
As a result of the above, I also got into watching documentaries - and as a result of that, I've come to love the whole documentary genre, from mainstream academic films like 'March of the Penguins' or 'Earth' to the cheeseball UFO/Atlantis/911 Truth/Doomsday 2012 material they tend to show on History Television late at night.
(...And, just to keep the record straight, I'm delighted to inform you that, no, aliens are not currently abducting anyone, the world trade center was not destroyed via controlled demolition, there was not really a continent of Atlantis and that we are not going to all perish of some cosmic calamity at the end of December in 2012. It all certainly does make for an engaging story, though, and I find it very entertaining to pick apart the fallacies and factual errors in these types of 'documentaries')
Art & creative writing are my favorite forms of expression, so I do plenty of digital painting at home and enjoy crafting fiction of various sorts. I'm attending SAIT to complete a certificate of graphic design so that I can merge my career with my most cherished activity, as well as hammering out an adventure board game I intend to publish electronically as a hobby project.
The course should be finished early next year, and in the meantime I'm living in Tuscany to help my mother set-up her framing business (designing her website, logo, business cards, etc). I plan to stay in Calgary for at least a few more years; I hate the cold, but I'm very fond of the people and the pacing here.
I'm unashamedly a fan of cheesy 80s rock, many of Beethoven sonata's (Piano Sonata Number 14 is a particular favorite) and Mozart's Piano Concertos (Piano Concerto Number 26 is, without question, my favorite piece of his work).
As far as the young woman I'm looking for are concerned, I gravitate towards compassion, demeanors of patience, people who take care of their physical health and insist upon rational outlooks and skepticism, and in general, people who have an excitement about life and the world around them.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'm a big fan of coffee aroma, science and history; if an engaging conversation at a table in a coffee shop, or a walk through the Glenbow or the Zoo sounds like your cup of tea, hey, we're set.