Hey! Are you there, goddess? It's me, Brian. Anyway, I'm 32 and I have a five year-old son, which makes it hard to find compatible people in the circles that I travel (I'm a waiter and bartender and an MBA student). Not to say that I'm super serious or conservative; I'm just at a point in my life when I feel like any relationship I have should be predicated on more than shots of jagermeister and a mutual affinity for the Black Keys (although they do rock).
I'm very active--I excercise just about every day and love being outside--and I'm intellectually curious to a fault, which is a fancy way of saying that I'm a nerd. Not in a lock-myself-in-my-room-and-play-World-of-Warcraft way mind you, but in a general sense. I love reading and I love learning and I try and instill that thirst for knowledge in my son, any chance that I get (did I also mention that I'm insufferably pretentious? Just kidding. But I do take him to natural history museums and talk WAY above his level of understanding).
Food is a big part of my life. I cook every day and like to think that I'm pretty good at it (though some of my friends may secretly disagree). I think the culture of food is immeasurably important, and I think that the way we eat in this country is completely backwards. If I had my druthers, my free time would be split between going to ethnic restaurants and trying strange new things (I'll eat anything that somebody else does) and then trying to duplicate those same things at home (though I hear that calf brains are better left to the pros). Then I would run ten miles to digest all that deliciousness and retire with a book about credit default swaps and sub-prime mortgage lending.
Or we could just listen to the Black Keys. Either Way...