making little things which are of no significance to anyone but me & the people to whom i give them.
being an animal magnet.
drinking beer. sometimes the fancy kind, but i mostly like lone star.
somehow being equally as incredible at bocce ball as i am awful at bocce ball.
movies: the graduate. ratcatcher. all the real girls. la jette/sans soleil. ponette. the year my voice broke. don't tell mom the babysitter's dead. spirit of the beehive. valerie & her week of wonders. pat garrett & billy the kid. secret of nimh. vernon, florida. the red balloon. off the charts: the song poem story. juliet of the spirits. band of outsiders. better off dead. 400 blows. all terrence malick & hal ashby. turtles can fly. jurassic park! so many. so, so many.
tv: freaks & geeks. anything narrated by david attenborough. the wire. the adventures of pete & pete.
music: jason molina. bill callahan. will oldham. david bazan. low. anything phil elverum touches. slint. galaxie 500. wu-tang. the fucking champs. fugazi. bedhead. townes van zandt. shangri-las. epmd. silver apples. karen dalton. people under the stairs. unwound. spiritualized. bill withers. pentagram. shellac. godspeed you black emperor. richard buckner. russian circles. gang starr. the sonics. otis redding. old modest mouse. botanist. eluvium. stars of the lid. jacques dutronc. grouper. forever & ever & ever & on & on & on....
also: hamilton & oliver (my cats).
also: bill callahan, atticus finch, holden, ira glass, snowfall, that dog over there, everyone i've ever known, aquariums, music that makes me shiver, how people might look awesome if they had paws instead of hands & feet, what jason molina would say, & people i want to touch.
(a) watch trains.
(b) go swimming & get your head wet.
(c) hug dogs.
(d) hug cats.
(e) hug mostly anything.
(f) make stuff.
(g) drive forever & ever without fear of getting lost - music loud & windows down.
(h) sit on warm pavement or curbs or porches or grass on hot summer nights drinking & talking about EVERYTHING.
(i) just be simple.