I tend to surround myself with musicians, artists, and "characters". A lot of people I know don't define themselves by their means of employment.
In other news - trying to play my guitar more. Fantasizing about starting a band. Learning the ukulele.
Also feeling very adult because I just bought a car and now have a loan to pay off. Building credit is a step in the right direction, yes? The car is red and shiny and every time I turn the key everything works. It's a dream come true.
I collect Pyrex, novelty glasses, and other kitchen stuff.
Movies: Jaws, Buckaroo Banzai, Friends of Eddie Coyle, Encino Man, Over the Edge, Wages of Fear, Gleaming the Cube, Animal House, Slapshot, The Warriors, Raiders of the Lost Ark, O Brother Where Art Thou, Paper Moon.
I don't watch much TV. I do either DVDs or stream things online for shows. Some that I watch on and off are Trailer Park Boys, The IT Crowd, Eastbound and Down, the Simpsons, and Bob's Burgers. When I was living in Watertown I used to get a lot of Seinfeld and Curb DVDs from the library.
Music - I've been on a big Northern Soul kick lately. Some favorite bands, old and new: Curtis Harding, Leon Bridges, Sheer Mag, the Minutemen, Dead Milkmen, Orange Juice, Go-Betweens, Ramones, Devo, Wire, Depeche Mode, Joy Division/New Order, Modern Lovers, Mission of Burma, the Velvet Underground, OFF!, The Clean, the Bats, Alvvays, the Beets, Eagulls.
Food - Indian, Mexican, Thai, Ethiopian, falafel, dark chocolate, mangos, ice cream, Bánh mì, and pho. Can never say no to pizza or burritos.
comics: I tend to favor underground comic artists and gold and silver age super hero stuff (to you non-nerds that means comics from the 50's & 60's). There are still a handful of current titles that I read on a weekly basis. Some artists and comics I like: Crumb, Clowes, Charles Burns, Harvey Pekar, Los Bros Hernandez, Peter Bagge, Lynda Barry, Evan Dorkin, Concrete, Shazam, Plasticman, Batman, and Superman.
Sending stuff through the mail.
How it is that texting has pretty much entirely replaced talking on the phone.
How many fewer messages I will get now that I put in a section about comic books.