discerning, compassionate, sarcastic, reverent; a walking, enthusiastic contradiction
vegetarian for 13 years
writers/philosophers: Hermann Hesse, Tom Robbins, Vonnegut, Sam Harris, Dostoevsky, Chomsky, Hakim Bey, Kerouac, Ram Dass, Terrence McKenna, George Orwell, Henry David Thoreau, Daniel Quinn, Joseph Heller, Salinger, finally getting into the Homer classics as of nowish
movies: Cable Guy, Magnolia, Instinct, The Master, Synecdoche, The Last Emperor, Lebowski, Ex Machina, Surrogates, Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, Mission To Mars, Fargo, Hackers, Primer, Schizopolis, The Matrix, True Grit, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Black Swan, SLC Punk, Pi, Blow, K-Pax, También La Lluvia (Even The Rain), 3:10 To Yuma, Django, Fern Gully, TMNT, Garden State (shut it. you know it's decent, albeit hokey as F), Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Fight Club, Austin Powers, The Edukators, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Shawshank Redemption, Mission To Mars, space movies, in general, sci-fi, fantasy, more
music: Lone, Disclosure, AFX, Jamiroquai, RX Bandits, Mars Volta, Circa Survive, Thrice, Minus The Bear, Lusine, Midwest Product, LCD Soundsystem, Cake, SOAD, Suicide Machines, NOFX, Mad Caddies, Reign of Kindo, AlunaGeorge, Boards of Canada, SBTRKT, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Tycho, Mux Mool, Fourtet, Justice, Foo Fighters, George Clinton, Incubus, Mice Parade, Little Dragon, Shigeto, Orbital, Planet Smashers, Fall of Troy, Shpongle, Tortoise, Chick Corea, (late) Finch, Five Iron Frenzy, Victor Wooten, Jega, Miles Davis, MGMT, Orange Crush, Catch-22, Streetlight Manifesto, Sparta, The Books, Yo-Yo Ma, Nostrum, Blackalcious, Gorillaz, Method Man, Crystal Method. pretty all over the place. Ska to Industrial; Jazz to House; dancey to angry to ambient to abstract
food (vegetarian): Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian, Mediterranean, Sushi, Mexican, South American, Ethiopian, cheese, olives, cherry tomatoes, veggie burgers, salmon and thimble berries, figs, mangoes, cherries, all types of nuts. love me some food.
And no, I don't need my effing smart phone on me every time I do something. Honestly, it's pretty sad when I see people put that in.
spatial and human awareness (and how bad so many people are with it), conversational transactions, body language, vocal tone, music/rhythm, culture/convention, social roles, subjectivity, unexpected compassion, visible and non-visible cosmic objects, astrophysics (not that I'm so well versed), how the hell this is happening: existence/consciousness, what people really mean when they say "human nature," globalism, the internet's effect on basically everything, knowing that there is a massive intelligence, memory network, and kinetic energy behind every set of eyes. doing the hokey pokey. turning myself around. what it's all about. sentience, silence, science, sentences, sound pressure waves.
or I think sometimes ya just fall in love with romance itself
recent quotes on my mind:
"The secret to life? Knowing when to leave." ('Bloodline')-- hope that doesn't reflect on my sense of commitment, hah
(Not that it's concise or easily-referenced, but this)
"There's no way he's actually brilliant and well-informed about all the issues and is saying all the things he's saying. He's not pretending to be as uninformed and as incoherent and as irresponsible as he's seeming.
...It's just the vacuousness of his speech. He'll say the same thing three times in a row, and it was meaningless the first time.
...Insofar as I've seen, he has never once strung together a string of sentences that was even interesting... There is never a moment where I say, 'Oh, this guy is smarter and better-informed than I realized.' That moment never comes. I keep expecting to see that happen." Sam Harris on Trump pre-election.
Despite my general goodwill towards others, I find most people disappointingly petty.
I am a very independent person, and I don't need anyone to complete me. But humans can be really fun, too!