What can I say that you probably haven't heard already?
Me: Intelligent, anachronistic, honest, reasonable, independent, witty, blunt, capable, erudite, astute, humourous, loyal, relaxed, sarcastic and quite a lot of fun to be around. Want the details as to why I make such bold claims? Ask.
You: Honest, loyal, intelligent, capable, blunt, witty, independent, reasonable, relaxed, humourous, astute, anachronistic, erudite and probably also fun to be around.
I was once a semi-professional music photographer; I have worked in just about every kind of unskilled job possible; I cook and bake fairly well; I'm going to make a film after I graduate; I can fix some shit; I am from Whitby/Oshawa (don't hold it against me); I was a punk before you were; I am published; I played classical guitar for many years; I've been in a bunch of bands and wrote a bit of my own music; I'm almost done my degree; I have perfect teeth and excellent grammar. All the other stuff I'm into is in the box labeled, 'interests.'
So... yeah. Don't be shy. If you think you can't be surprised then... well that's your problem.
Here's a list of rad sh*t that makes you rad if you like it:
Books: Infinite Jest, The Stranger, Ask the Dust, Breakfast of Champions, Watchmen, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Prophet, The Mabinogion.
Music right now: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Streetlight Manifesto, Tom Waits, Pixies, Mingus, Tool, Joanna Newsom, Black Flag, Neko Case.
Movies right now: The Point, Andrei Rublev, Metrolopis, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Blue Velvet, Man With A Movie Camera, I'm a Cyborg But That's OK, Happiness, Sweet Movie, The Fly, Fritz Lang's Faust, Russian Ark.
TV right now: Star Trek, The Wire, Superjail! Kids in the Hall, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wondershowzen, Futurama, Looney Toons, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Breaking Bad, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Coffee, drink, conversation, walk along the canal, burn one down, a heated Risk tournament... it doesn't really matter. Whatever's fun. It's not a job interview.