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 reading Abby Smith Rumsey's When We Are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future. Also a book on philology.
These three books are crying to be read but they must wait: 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"
These books are angry that they were pushed aside for other titles: Pricilla Long's The Writer's Portable Mentor and Alejandro de Acosta's 'How to Live Now or Never'
Finished this year: 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. Loved Adam Johnson's short story collection, "Fortune Smiles" (read it while on a plane to a wedding), and thought "Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America" was informative if dry reading.
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.
Cannot wait for the Rick & Morty episodes to resume. Also have been watching 'Over the Garden Wall'
I love sushi. I love going out to eat but usually cook food at home. Recently ate green onion pancakes and dumplings in the ID then had moon cakes afterwards. I like going out for breakfast on the weekend. I like strong coffee or espresso.
Last stage show I saw was Bloodsquad improv.
Music- Earlier this year I was listening to a lot of Sleaford Mods. Currently obsessed with this band and specifically this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqNbVfozqI
Last best show I saw was the Wimps at the Funhouse.