* As to my personality: *
I am a born leader, or "Field Marshal" (to use Dr. David Keirsey's term) personality type - Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judge, or ENTJ. Sometimes being broke suppresses the Extraversion, so I can come off as a behind the scenes, "Master Mind" type (INTJ) instead. Sometimes my "Master Mind" tendencies can seem autistic, though they are not. Other times my "Field Marshal" tendencies can seem narcissistic, though they are not. In either case, my personality suits me for leadership.
I have been a leader all my life. I was in student government for 8 years during grade school (5th through 12th), including 4 years as student body president (9th through 12th). After high school, I worked my way up nonprofit ranks as chapter advisor, regional director, research and education director, and president of a nonprofit. I also completed community college and transferred to UC Berkeley, where I stagnated for want of funding.
More recently, I took part in Occupy Oakland, where I was part of the Tactical Action Committee. I have been in and out of various hard times and have lived on the streets for months on end in the past. I can live in luxury later, when I have settled my lawsuits and gotten back into and through school. That value choice of mind over matter is the best summary of myself I can think of.
* On the creative side: *
I'm writing stories for a screenplay while I learn the art of screenwriting.
I'm writing a young adult novel that I hope will form the basis for my first screenplay.
I'm learning Latin.
* Personally: *
- I'm fighting to get back into UC Berkeley.
- I'm recovering from several illnesses.
- I'm losing weight and getting back into shape.
- I'm waiting my turn to win the Mega Millions jackpot. I WILL win the jackpot. That's why I list my income as million-plus.
Survival! I'm good at staying alive and well in conditions in which most people would be miserable. I can pack a backpack in such a way that my papers, my socks and my sleeping bag stay dry in a driving rain.
I'm great at carrying on conversations with random strangers on the Bay Area subway (BART) system. I can talk my way from Bay Fair to Berkeley, which is a 30-minute ride, with someone I've never met before, provided that we have at least one shared interest, or provided that he or she is tolerably good looking. I have done so in the past.
MOVIES: I did not watch movies at all in high school. After graduation, I loved Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Bridge Over The River Kwai. I liked the entire Friday series, although I found it silly, and Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, although I found its Nazi content repugnant. I enjoy subtitled films, because film is a visual medium, and the loss of verbal meaning allows the tone of voice to communicate more fully. Recent favorites in that category were Mishima: A Life in Four Episodes and Blue is the Warmest Color. I disliked Toy Story and Borat.
SHOWS: I do not watch television when I am not sick. When I am sick, I tolerate cop dramas and Law & Order reruns. I am currently bingewatching back seasons of Law & Order: SVU.
FOOD: I like Chinese, Mexican (especially Chipotle), Italian red sauce cuisine (no white or cream sauces), pizza, Thai (basil chicken - Pad Kra Prow - is my favorite), grilled meat, and salad with Italian or vinaigrette dressing.
MUSIC: Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, G.F. Handel, John Williams, L. van Beethoven, Jean-Luc Ponty, Windham Hill, Grover Cleveland Alexander, The Eagles, Elton John, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Andreas Vollenweider, and further on down an infinitely long list.
* Girls such as YOU.
* Where my next bear hug is coming from.
Soon enough, the answer will be: At a PARTY! Yet I'm not rushing myself. Slitting the rose doesn't make it blossom.
No single moms. I will NEVER support another man's child.