Outside of those little things though, I really enjoy being me. I speak thoughtfully, laugh loudly and dance like nobody is watching (although really, they all can't take their eyes off of me). I can solve the jumble in under a minute, convince strangers to hug each other and make people feel special... because they are.
My inner world is as amazing and mesmerizing as yours and if we can get comfortable enough to put them on display for each other, then we'll probably go on adventures so glorious that we might just change the outer world for everyone around us... or we might just really enjoy each other's company. Either way, that sounds like a decent evening. On top of it all, I'm actually generally humble and self-effacing when not forced brag about myself in summaries or award acceptance speeches.
I spend my days social working with middle schoolers. My job is amazing and I love it. Middle schoolers are the most confused, surly, amazing folks to be around and I don't want to brag or nothing, but I'm pretty damn good at what I do and that leaves me feeling pretty damn good about life. I am also hard at work on a top secret writing project that takes up a chunk of time.
I generally strive to be a better person everyday and try to create opportunities for those with few options.
Books: The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Skippy Dies, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, 100 years of Solitude, anything from Tom Robbins or Kurt Vonnegut or Italo Calvino or Upski or any other author that blew up my brain in high school and college. Roald Dahl had a profound influence on my childhood.
Movies: Most films directed by Coen Brothers, P.T. Anderson and Wes Anderson, David O'Russel, Darren Aronofsky, The Goonies, Rocky I, III, and IV and Putney Swope
Music: 70's Funk, 80's pop, 90's hip-hop, 00's downtempo electronic, 10's K-Dot. Really anything innovative and fresh. Music used to consume me, now I just consume it (and dance to it... and sing to it when no one's around)
Food: Pretty much all of it. Food is delicious and there are so many things out there I want to taste. Except beets... I don't like beets... don't know why.
-Family (I may not be living near them, but that's my home team)
-Friends (Worldwide crew and east-bay squad)
-Computerlike devices (I'm not proud of this dependency)
-Chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzels from Trader Joes
-Really, it's just 5. Give me, water, friends, family, phoneputers, and chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels and I'm good. Maybe a tent in case it rains.