when i'm not teaching, i spend most of my time working on the two books i have coming out next year. the first is a book on german idealism, psychoanalysis, and american romanticism; the second is an edited collection on philosopher slavoj žižek (youtube him) and literary theory. when i'm not doing either of those things, i write and play music for the band misconstruity. we're recording a new album in the near future--hopefully before the album format goes extinct. (has it already??) we do mini east coast tours once in a while.
what else? i like watching and talking about good films and tv shows (ok, maybe some trashy ones too); debating politics; making people laugh (stand-up comedian in either a previous or next life); sushi; technology; masquerading as a philosopher rather than a literary critic.
auteurs: allen, woody; anderson, paul thomas; anderson, wes; aronofsky, darren; coen, joel & ethan; coppola, francis ford; fincher, david; hitchcock, alfred; kubrick, stanley; lynch, david; marker, chris; nolan, christopher; tarantino, quentin.
music: at the drive-in; beatles, the; cure, the; death cab for cutie; deftones; denali; doors, the; elliott; flaming lips, the; foo fighters; get up kids, the; gloria record, the; green day (old school); harvey, p. j.; jimmy eat world; kenna; kent; led zeppelin; mars volta, the; mineral; monkees, the; nirvana; pink floyd; police, the; radiohead; refused; rolling stones, the; saves the day; simon & garfunkel; st. vincent; stone temple pilots; sunny day real estate; weakerthans, the; weezer.
you like guys who don't yell or launch projectiles at their television when watching sporting events; guys who think that "guys-nights-out" are lame; guys who believe that gender is a social construct; etc., etc.