I have lofty goals and high aspirations and consider myself a determined and motivated person. But I get distracted easily. The following quote explains what I mean (it is by William Hazlitt): "So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy; but wanting that, have wanted everything!"
I am an active loiterer (a flâneur). I like to move around the city a lot to get a feel for the different neighborhoods (my own can grow stale after a while). Routine is deadly. Spontaneity is enlivening.
The one thing wanting? Nothing sentimental or maudlin. In terms of meeting people I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
Poets: Baudelaire, Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop.
Films: The Graduate, Annie Hall, and Dr. Strangelove (my holy trinity: my super-ego, ego, and id ). Others that immediately spring to mind are Swingers, Harold and Maude, My Cousin Vinny, and Ghostbusters. Not to brag - but I shall brag nonetheless - I've seen all AFI Top 100 movies. This was an important life-event that got me going on the path I am on now. I just started returning to old movies and plan on rewatching most of the 100 (as well as the foreign goodies and other classics either not included or that I've missed). "Criterion collection and chill"?
Shows (assume TV?): Curb and Seinfeld so I'm stuck with reruns. Occasionally Bill Maher.
Music: anything. I've been listening to The Doors, Talking Heads, and Stevie Nicks a lot recently. Most any genre will do, depends on the mood, Sam Cooke never gets old, really any Motown, neither do 80s new wave pop hits or the sweet sounds of Simon & Garfunkel. Classical music when I write in the morning, jazz when I write in the evening.
I enjoy eating everything but long for Indonesian food from Holland.
Coffee (and coffee flavored things; esp milkshakes)
you are imaginative, intellectual, compassionate, witty, provocative, and think we have a lot in common (there is the idealism).