I'm pretty social and fun but am also pretty grounded (with a wee bit of anxiety now and then) and I like my domesticity. I get along well with my family, my friends are brilliant, and most of my ex-girlfriends think I'm a swell guy (I'm still working on my half of it). I love cats, do okay with dogs, and do well with kids (though I'm deeply skeptical of my ability to be a parent). I'm funny, am aware of myself and my surroundings, and am able to converse over a wide range of subjects. In general I am a very positive person. I am conscious of my limitations but don't let that stop me. I have ambitions. I am a city boy but have a deep love of the natural world. Somehow I still seem to have a lot of energy. I'm creative, playful, and can be spontaneous at times. I'm thoughtful and kind but I grew up on the East Coast and I've been around the block. Punk rock changed my life.
involves books (buying, selling, scouting, cleaning, determining
value, etcetera). I'm a really good conversationalist, a decent
socializer, and a pretty good mixologist. I know how to host a fun party. I'm a fledgling cook and I can use a fairly wide range of tools. I'm adept at housecleaning. I have a decent eye for design and fashion. I actually enjoy shopping for clothes and housewares.
Currently on the night stand: Hazaresingh's "How the French Think"; Svetlana Alexievich's "Secondhand Time"; Kaufman's "Guy Debord: Revolution in the Service of Poetry; and Cioffi's "The Imaginative Argument"
Still reading Pricilla Long's The Writer's Portable Mentor but temporarily put aside Alejandro de Acosta's 'How to Live Now or Never' for later.
Recently finished Zizek's 'Trouble in Paradise and Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country'. The first was pretty good, the latter had great ideas but a little meh on the follow through.
I short while ago I finished Adam Johnson's short story collection, "Fortune Smiles" (while on a plane to a wedding), "Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America" and James Hillman's "Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses".
I love film and miss double features, especially if seen at a drive-in. I love "The Room"— best "worst" movie ever IMHO. Been watching a lot of documentaries recently including "The Revenge of the Mekons" & 'Eames: The Architect and the Painter'. Recently viewed 'Straight Outta Compton' and it was excellent.
I love sushi. I love going out to eat but usually cook food at home. Next restaurants to check out are Tsukushinbo, Ginza, Song Phang Kong, and Maru. I like going out for breakfast on the weekend. I like strong coffee or espresso.
Last stage show I saw was Bloodsquad improv.
Music- Lately I've been listening to a lot of Sleaford Mods. Recently went out to see the Wimps at the Funhouse.