Stuff I dig: music (all stripes: today, Deerhunter, Spacemen 3, Mott the Hoople, Brian Eno, Al Green, Otis Redding), books, red wine, baseball in October, parentheses, Venice, LA in general, sex, patience, modesty, affection, Jonathan Lethem's forthcoming novel, my own forthcoming novel (some days), guilty pleasures without any actual guilt, finding out I love something I didn't know I would (see under: Austen, Jane), eating expensively, having cool clothes but a job that doesn't require me to wear them, James Salter's Light Years, Saul Bellow, Tolstoy, Philip Roth at his most corrosive, artists' colonies, sleeping, hiking, sneaking a cigarette only super-occasionally when I've been drinking, vowing, quite sincerely, never to smoke again. Imperfection. Seriously. Yours, and mine.
A few things I deplore: pundits, absolutism, argumentativeness, sarcasm, rank egotism, eggs. Surely there are other things, but I'm not thinking of them just now.
I am Articulate, Seasick, and Charming