I'm a shy extrovert, or maybe a shy introvert these days, I can't tell the difference anymore. I do love being around people, but it sometimes takes me a while to open up to new folks. I laugh way more than a person should, so if you find that off-putting, SORRY? Also, I'm a huge liberal, left-wing, bleeding heart softy, and it's kind of important to me (and by "kind of" I mean "extremely"). I'm fairly impulsive, impatient and indulgent, since I believe we've only got one life to live (how's THAT for a cliche?), so we might as well do what makes us happy right now. On the downside, this makes me pretty terrible with money. Whoops.
One day, I want to set aside some studio space to make muppets. This will be a challenge because I can't sew and I'm not the craftiest person. But I love puppets of all kinds; they fascinate me.
I have recently started playing World of Warcraft again. Oh no. On the upside, I've finally hit level 90. I have a love/hate relationship with Timeless Isle.
My old response to this question was "procrastination," which is still accurate.
Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, American Psycho (I don't like any of the violence, racism and misogyny in the book, just the social satire scenes. So basically, half of the book goes on this list, and the other half I can leave.), We3 (graphic novels count), Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Stupidest Angel, The Princess Bride, and I'm certainly forgetting a bunch. For nonfiction, I enjoy Noam Chomsky and The New Jim Crow. Lost my copy of A People's History of the United States, so I'm stuck in limbo with that.
I also forgot to mention that I love Harry Potter, Watchmen, got really into the New 52 Batwoman (I accidentally dropped it when I moved to New York, though), and I'll add to this when I remember more. I'm just appalled at myself for forgetting those two. Oh, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Curse Workers series and the Hunger Games. I gobbled them up pretty quickly.
Currently reading: The Life on Mars novelizations. HAHAHA, TALK ABOUT GEEKY.
I'm also forever trying to read Ulysses. But I keep getting interrupted by other books and have to start over again. Ulysses is my white whale. I will conquer it one day.
Movies: Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Labyrinth, Aliens, Stand By Me, Star Wars, Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man, 28 Days Later, Revengers Tragedy, (500) Days of Summer, Inception, anything with muppets, 21 Jump Street, Looper, Hot Fuzz, Princess Bride, Zombieland. I also love love love Street Fighter and GI Joe: Rise of Cobra and other universally panned movies.
Music: Frank Zappa, She & Him, Rilo Kiley, The Decemberists, The Pogues, Jonathan Coulton, Jasiri X, Asylum Street Spankers, Regurgitator, Social Distortion, Bob Dylan, DAVID BOWIE (how could I forget him?).
Currently stuck in my head: Zomby Woof by Frank Zappa.
TEEVEE: Parks and Recreation, Community, New Girl, Game of Thrones, Life on Mars, Doctor Who, The Wire, Misfits, Luther, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Blood, Orange is the New Black (I consumed it in days), Once Upon a Time. I've recently started marathoning My Cat From Hell, thanks Netflix. And you can add American Horror Story: Asylum to that marathoning list. I really liked American Horror Story: Coven, despite some storytelling flaws, in large part due to its focus on women.
Food: Korean, because I'm biased towards my people. Also sushi. And Tex-Mex.
2. The internet
4. Something to read. I'll read just about anything.
5. Queso and Korean food, although not together
6. Human contact
And politics. Race. Gender. The prison-industrial complex. Society at large.
Also, let's be real, I spend many Fridays writing fiction and watching the kitten cam.
I'm also really interested in making new friends, so if you're down with totally platonic friendships, go ahead and message me!
I'm trying really hard not to add a "don't message me if..." paragraph, because I know people will just do whatever I ask them not to do anyway.