Song or album that puts me in the mood: "'Pretty Woman,' 'Lady in Red,' 'Unforgettable.'"
Fill in the blanks: "Sharp wit is sexy; vulnerability is sexier."
The five items I can't live without: "Garlic, cashmere, friends, fine literature, morning coffee, sun, laughs."
Why you should get to know me: "I get the cosmic joke."
In my bedroom, you'll find: "Myriads of books on the sociology of baseball."
If I could be anywhere at the moment: "Anywhere in the British Isles would be grand, or Scandinavia in an ice hotel."
Why you should get to know me: "I don't watch sports or do a lot of other stereotypical lame guy things."