I believe the best lives are those richest in experiences, to that end I try to do everything under the sun at least once. This philosophy has led to moments banal, surreal, disgusting, delicious, humbling, and sublime; even the most miserable of them I would never willingly forget.
When I'm not telling tall tales, I love to play games that take thought, make delicious meals with close friends, create art of all kinds, talk about matters both weighty and frivolous, go on adventures, and consume all the films and books.
Fighting cancer with bioinformatics.
Forming an intentional community.
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Writing when the spirit moves me.
Practicing piano and voice.
Impromptu dance parties in the living room.
Non-hierarchical polyamory. (NSPP!)
Loving my friends to death. (Disposing of the bodies is kind of a hassle...)
Movies - The Seven Samurai; American Beauty; Fight Club; Amelie; Delicatessan (particularly for the rhythm scene in the middle of the movie); Waking Life; Secretary; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; The Big Lebowski; pretty much anything with a light saber or sword.
Television - The Wire; Mad Men; The West Wing; Deadwood; Twin Peaks; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Battlestar Galactica; Babylon 5; Firefly; Avatar: the Last Airbender; Ghost in the Shell; Cowboy Bebop; Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (I love watching self-improvement programs, it somehow provides hope for anyone who aspires to transcend themselves).
Music - Biber (Heinrich not Justin); Beethoven; The Dave Brubeck Quartet; Nina Simone; Bob Dylan; The Magnetic Fields; Phantogram; Modest Mouse; Stars; The Arcade Fire; Radiohead; Talking Heads; The Smashing Pumpkins; Weezer; Amanda Palmer; Lupe Fiasco; Kid Cudi; MGMT.
Food - CHOCOLATE; sushi; Indian; Thai; Chipotle (addicted); fresh fruits and vegetables, especially blueberries, cantaloupes, nectarines, mangoes, cucumbers, carrots, and snap peas; cheese fondue; dessert wines.
Games - Agricola; Twilight Struggle; Innovation; Magic: The Gathering; Netrunner; Mage Wars; Dungeons & Dragons; Shadowrun; Earthdawn; Over the Edge; Civilization IV; Fallout 2; and Planescape: Torment (probably the best writing in a cRPG of all time).
#5: Chocolate cows, which produce delicious chocolate milk.
#4: Netflix, which keeps me company on lonely nights.
#3: My clawfoot bathtub. I swear the claws are ornamental.
#2: My man-eating leopard. I swear the claws are ornamental.
And the number one thing I could never do without?
#1: David Letterman Top 10 lists.
You are looking for a lasting and meaningful connection.
You love games.
You are excited by power exchange.
You want to teach me something you love.
You have a magical corner of the universe to show me.