I'm pretty adamant in not taking myself seriously. My favourite conversations tend to be equal parts dumb jokes, big feelings, and complex ideas. I get high off of great conversation.
One of my favourite sensations in the whole world is when you learn something new that's so bizarre that it feels like your brain is just on fire, and you have to take a minute and stop whatever you're doing to let it settle because you want to make sure you remember it for the rest of your life and you just can't wait to talk to more people about it.
I think perhaps the most interesting things that we can do as human beings is the production and consumption of art. The medium is almost irrelevant; movies, music, stand-up comedy, weird symbols you doodle with friends when you're stoned, I just love it.
I think that curiousity and empathy are the two most valuable human traits.
Possibly the singular fact that best sums up my character is my infinite amount of love for the song No Children by the Mountain Goats. See also, everything else John Darnielle has ever sung/written/said/eaten-for-breakfast.