In relationships - both friendly and romantic - I often pair well with someone who is quieter, more observant and perhaps a bit shy. I think shy, observant people are fascinating. If you're an ENFP or an INFP, let's chat!
Short men in a well-known book
Work alone but sleep in packs.
Each man lives a brief, bright life.
Each head scrapes a scratchy back.
Looks without seeing and speaks without sound.
Stares straight at me from impossible ground.
An uncanny mimic with ease unrehearsed
Except that to me he appears in reverse.
Both riddles have answers which are common everyday objects or concepts. (Answers at the bottom)
I don't read novels as much as I used to, but when I do it's usually escapism: fantasy, science fiction and young adult fiction are my favorites.
I also read magazines and newspapers. I read the New York Times daily and also like The Economist, New York Magazine and the Bloomberg Business.
I don’t own a television, but I do consume some series all at once on DVD or Netflix: Dr. Who, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica GoT, MST3K, etc.
On the other hand, I find Republican politics generally and Republican presidential primaries specifically, fascinating! This year there are so many interesting things going on in the Republican primaries. First, you can see the real spectrum of conservative politics in America, and the fissures that exist between the social conservatives, the economic conservatives, the Libertarians and the angry white men.
Donald Trump feels to me like the antidote candidate to a system of politics that strikes many people as fundamentally elitist and fake. His appeal is that he has utter contempt for political correctness. I think this also explains the popularity of certain stand-up comics like Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer who earn people’s love by making jokes about things that “aren’t supposed to be funny”. Other Republican candidates and various media outlets seem utterly flummoxed by Donald and by his inscrutable appeal. They disregard him and his supporters at their own risk. He IS a racist and a xenophobe, but he also seems more authentic than everyone else on the dais.
The other day a woman chatted-me-up and asked if I liked piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. I told her that I neither liked sugary drinks or being caught out without an umbrella. She thought this was utterly hilarious. I think she may have been mentally ill.
...you have red or auburn hair
...you love Northampton.
...you play Settlers or Scrabble (and you usually win)
...you're looking for a long-term relationship and you're more interested in going on a date than you are in corresponding, at length, online.
Answers: 1. A book of matches 2. My reflection