Being forced to pay non-negligible attention for 2 hours every day while sitting in a steel box on wheels has turned up the crank quite a bit. I'd love to be all compassionate and proper in my manners, but excuse me when the general population constantly reminds me of either not knowing where they want to go or knowing that they'd much rather wrestle angry bears than go to the place they are driving towards every morning.
Anyway, I used to write a statement about how I'd like to see the world. I've been doing that for far too long, so I hope you like the rant for a change.
Figuring out how to solve the trauma in the elder sibling (out of two) whom I am teaching philosophy to so that he will decide to remember the math I was paid to teach.
Sharpening that most essential of life skills: flirting.
1) The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith
2) The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Fiction-wise, I recommend any book by:
1) Neil Gaiman
2) Terry Pratchett
3) Warren Ellis
1) Fight Club
2) The Dark Knight
4) Before Sunset. Yes, the second one.
1) Westworld - Anthony Hopkins. Robots becoming self-aware
2) The West Wing - There's good work. Then there's GOOD work.
3) Stargate SG1 - Major Sam Carter. Nuff said.
4) Firefly - Whedon in SPAAAAaaaaaceeee
1) Upbeat, melodic music. Good example: SNSD - Gee
2) Epic orchestral music. Example: 2 Steps from Hell, Nobuo Uematsu
3) 80s Music
4) Japanese Funk Jazz. Think Yoko Kanno's work in Cowboy Bebop
1) Nom nom nom nom
1) My mission
2) My feet
3) My sense of humour
4) My intuition
5) My words
6) My faith in the future
How to tell better stories.
What's for lunch?