Don't get me wrong, there are things that are tried and true, and just because I've done them before doesn't mean they aren't worth doing again. And sometimes these manufactured adventurers can be a lot of fun. A good experience is a good experience after all. But what I would really like is someone to join me in whatever my next adventure (or misadventure) may be.
I once read that an important aspect of having a good life is to have dreams not just memories. I think about that a lot sometimes. Basically when we are all young life is usually pretty good. We look at the world with bright eyes, and see all sorts of opportunities and dreams. Then we grow old, and sometimes jaded. Dreams breakdown, and go away. Then maybe we get stuck in a rut, and are left with only our memories. The archetype is like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite. A man that has run into a dead end, and all in life that makes him happy is thinking back to the “good old days” of high school football. I try to avoid that. I try to have more dreams than memories. I hope I always will.
Movies I think everybody should see:A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, LOTR, Fantastic Planet, Ghost World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Sleepaway Camp, Sin City, se7en, UHF, Clerks, Stranger than Fiction
TV: I don’t watch much TV. My shows of note are as follows: Breaking Bad, Girls, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Simpsons, Southpark, ATHF, Sealab 2021, Arreted Development, Freaks and Geeks
Music: They Might Be Giants are my number one. Then in no particular order a few more of my favorites are: Offspring, (old) Metallica, Flogging Molly, The Dresden Dolls, Rasputina, Local H,Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Protomen, Amanda Palmer
Often I’ll look at something (typically a metal object) and then think about the enormous amount of natural resources that were used to create that all of those items. For example: Imagine the metal parts of eyes in your shoes. Now think about all the shoes in the world, and thus all the shoe eyes in the world. Imagine all those metal rings taken out and piled up. All of them in the entire world. Think about all the metal used up in that item alone. All that metal came from the earth, and a near countless number of those rings are being made everyday. That amazes me. So next time you see some object that looks relatively insignificant apply that thought process to it. Maybe you’ll be amazed as well.
Also I tend to personify inanimate objects. I’ll look at something and based upon its features I’ll subscribe a personality to it. Yeah, it’s kind of odd. Probably comes from watching too many cartoons like Brave Little Toaster as a kid.