I moved from California to Nova Scotia in late 2013. Although I was originally raised here, I moved to the States when I was twelve years old and spent the last sixteen years in the San Francisco Bay area. Towards the end, my life crumbled to pieces and I had to return to family in order to rebuild; which was an entirely decisive and necessary turn of events.
I don't know a soul around these parts. My closest comrade at the moment is a teddy bear named Mr. Boo. I sense I may be getting a little too emotionally involved, and it's time to branch out before things sour. Just think about how you'll be the envy of all your peers for being edgy and hip enough to associate with a heavily tattooed transsexual. The public appearances alone will cause you to be renowned within the community. Don't squander this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Carpe diem, people of Truro... carpe diem!
I'd really much rather it be my smile.
Alfred Hitchcock, William S Burroughs, Aleister Crowley, Frank Zappa, Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, James Joyce, Ludwig van Beethoven, Salvador Dali, Erwin Schrodinger, Syd Barrett, Ernest Shackleton, Andrei Tarkovsky, Nikola Tesla, William Blake , Edgar Allan Poe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sergei Rachmaninov, Fyoder Dostoyevsky, and, just for fun, Vincent Price
Foucault's Pendulum, The Magus, The Idiot, Don Quixote, House of Leaves, Moby Dick, Faust, Gravity's Rainbow, Finnegan's Wake, Prometheus Rising, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Naked Lunch, The Iliad, The Quincunx
Dostoevsky, Pynchon, Umberto Eco, John Fowles, William S. Burroughs, Poe, James Joyce, Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley, William Blake, Goethe, Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas Hardy, David Foster Wallace, Haruki Murakami, Asimov, Clive Barker, Kobo Abe, HP Lovecraft
Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky, The Decalogue, Delicatessen, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Woman in the Dunes, Lawrence of Arabia, Fitzcarraldo, Schizopolis, Baraka, Songs from the Second Floor, Brazil, The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover, Dead Ringers, Sergio Leone's "Man Without a Name" trilogy
Andrei Tarkovsky, Jan Svankmajer, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Greenaway, David Lynch, Brothers Quay, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Roy Andersson, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Werner Herzog
Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Sigur Ros, Muse, Beethoven, Bach, Shostakovich, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero, Rush, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, They Might Be Giants, Fields Of The Nephilim, Flaming Lips, Ben Folds, Al Stewart, Tool, Yes, Doors, The Residents, Laurie Anderson, Bad Religion, Primus, Les Claypool, Aquabats... and Weird Al's originals.
2. Estrogen. Hands down, my all-time favorite pill. And I've taken a lot of pills in my day.
3. Yoga. I suck, but it's been a total game changer.
4. Sleeping with somebody's arm around me, feeling their chest rise and fall and listening to the sound of their heartbeat. I've been living without that for too long.
5. Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. That stuff is amazing. If I ever become famous, that's the only product I will ever endorse... and I'd do it for free.
6. Hope. After a lifetime without without, I'm finally able to intuitively experience and trust in it. It's a freaking amazing feeling.