As you will guess, I have a soft spot for quirky stories, and the fun is in making them. Strange tales such as hulahooping to ambient whalesong in a squatter hellhole or seeing a band that only plays songs from '90s cartoons, but a spot of tea and a B-movie work just as well if you word it in the proper manner (no, I will not mine you for material for the next Great Dutch Bildungsroman). Don't call it mundane, call it fundane.
Sometimes I put the pro in procrastination, but I'll work on it tomorrow. I can also be scatterbrained: that's probably how I'll end up whenever that much-anticipated World War Z hits.
I get my exercise by dancing rock 'n roll (rock4temps, to be precise), because it has lots of spinning around that looks very fancy very quick. I'm also doing an amateur teacher training for the former, so I can spread the dancing fever myself now. Started a small group for it at my student association, so we'll see if it gets popular.
Culture is something you do in my opinion. I write for various student rags, and now also JASON Magazine and Prymates. I also volunteer at lots of events and festivals in small ways, and the most recent ordeal is reviewing shorts for a movie festival to see if they're worth screening. You can usually find me there bartending, lugging trash or doing other oddjobs that sadly do not involve very sharp bowler hats. It's fun to do, so I will eventually do this in a paying capacity, which will probably evaporate the relaxed atmosphere around it.
Blogs: SlateStarCodex, ThingOfThings, FredrikDeBoer, PopeHat
Movies: Airplane!, Hot Shots, The Naked Gun trilogy
Shows: Community, Archer, Portlandia, Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones
Games: RPGs that poke fun at themselves à la Paper Mario, multiplayer mayhem à la Smash Bros
Music: Epic metal, deephouse, DnB, chiptune, skapunk, electrojazz, synthpop(I punch up Youtube playlists like FunkyPanda, listing all the artists takes ages)
Food: Summer sauerkraut, rhubarb, spinach pie, rice pie
*A bike/public transport, because there's no such thing as free parking outside of Monopoly.
*A world wide web filled with endless new insights into human folly and vice.
*Hertog Jan and Liefmans Fruitesse for the summer eves.
*Headwear and props, because slumming costume parties is life.
*A Wii, because of the pick up 'n play aspect. Always good to shove the controller into the hands of a fresh person and see them adapt in a few minutes. Do not fear, I will not try to convert as Miyamoto tells us to tolerate heathens.
If not at a party, I'm probably scrounging the internet for fangames/mods (currently failing at progress in Fire Emblem: Immortal Sword), parody vids and generous helpings of the soap opera re-enactment that is social media.
This Friday I did promo for my rock 'n roll society in Delft. We are starting up again this semester, so if you live nearby and want try dancing, do join in: https://www.facebook.com/events/501478066698773/?ref=25&sid_reminder=315996850094080000&action_history=null
...you want to try a Thing and need wry commentary along for the ride. If you don't know a Thing, I will gladly provide one (f. ex. World Pillow Fight Day, polka gigs in bars, culty food fairs, volunteering at riot police training, etc.).
...you like your politics nitpicky and esoteric. Forget left and right, try marxist accelerationism versus anarcho-futurism.