A lot of people i see seem to be driven by the desire for wealth or the lust for power. None of that big flashy stuff really impresses me though. I have a desire for the simple life. To live quietly with a woman that i love, and that loves me. I've no desire to climb the corporate ladder, and i'm not looking for that investment that'll have me "set for life" because one cannot be completed by any mere physical object.
Probably the center of my personality is a disrespect for the status quo. I don't tend to accept that something will be the way it was last time just because. I need some evidence, or i'll want to try it out myself just to see the extent that things will go wrong. A very good example of this is the situation i was in about 3 years ago.
I had $4,000 in the bank, and no vehicle. I could:
buy an older car that would, as likely as not, regularly need a lot of work;
take out another $6k in loans and get a relatively new car that will probably run fairly reliably;
buy a new motorcycle that (hopefully) won't need a lot of maintenance.
Not only that, i didn't even get a "motorcycle" i got a large scooter.
I've topped out at 95 on the highway, and have taken it up to Chicago to see my parents, so it gets me around as i need it to. I've even went to St Louis on it in December when absolutely necessary, but it was extremely unpleasant. However i really value the fact that i didn't need to put myself severely in immediate debt, and how fun it is to drive. I feel that more than makes up for the weather-related inconveniences.
As far as music goes, i really like classical and instrumental music (operas bother me, particularly when they're not in english). I'm also a fan of folk and rock and mostly anything that's fairly mellow and understandable. I really don't like angry music and i think it "improper" if they try and use moaning as an instrument.
I guess my spiritual questing would fit into the category of "hobby" the way i do it. I'm also a member of medieval reenactment group, though the actual history part doesn't interest me. I like it because it's a bunch of fun people to hang out with and they do interesting things, such as carving, painting and archery. I'm also a fan of nigh any type of playable game (mind-games don't count as "playable" btw) and i like watching movies and 'chillin an grillin.'
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
To me a date isn't about an activity, it's about a person, what you do is meaningless compared to who you're doing it with. That having been said, its probably a good idea to have some sort of structure of what you're doing, be it something as passe as dinner and a movie followed by a walk in the park, or something more along the lines of a day at the state fair.