Alright, some tidbits...
I am an OK cook and can make conversation while cooking without cutting or burning myself.
I am passionate about my vocation (Teaching Middle School) and what I do outside of it as well - I sing in bands and have since I was 17. I am good at both, but lousy at tooting my own horn. I'm one of the responsible musicians, incidentally. I like get outside and hike, road bike, etc.
(Personally, I like to watch football, basketball etc. but prefer 60 minutes, indy film, The Walking Dead, The Wire and travel TV. More often then not I don't have time for TV...).
Favorite cuisines: American, Ethiopian (or course), Vietnamese (anything Asian really), Mexican, Indian, anything spicy!
Music - I eat sleep and breathe it. I love lots of different kinds; punk rock, stoner metal, neo-soul, real hip hop, anything Mike Patton, anything Monster Magnet, reggae, industrial, Jazz!,
Art - Most but I really like contemporary (like what you would see in Juxtapoz)
Theater - Like it.
Outdoors - Hiking mostly, biking sometimes, I love camping.
Wish list - The woman I want is open minded, has a sense of humor (and can appreciate my bizarro sense of humor), and is cool headed. She reads and knows what's going on in the world. I come from a family of academics and grew up watching McNeill Leher, so I am a giant nerd. Someone who can appreciate that would be appreciated. Someone who has a grown up job would be nice too.
Traits in a partner i'd like to avoid - materialism, arrogance, willful ignorance, right wing politics etc.
Most of all she must love food,) and hopefully she gets heated about whatever political issue she's passionate about.
All my pictures are under a year old.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Keep it simple, hike, coffee, dinner, wine etc.