here are things that may at times be descriptive of me:
-when i"m feeling great i make fun of myself
-when i feel down i make jokes about how awesome I am
-cooking and dancing to al green in my kitchen is just about as happy as i get
-i enjoy individuating and anthropomorphizing my inner workings. physical, psychological etc...
-i try to act smart and say big words to cover the fact that I'm not smart enough to hold up a conversation with someone who doesn't enjoy "smart" conversations.
You know how when your hanging out with an awesome smallish group of people (say 3-5) and you're just having one of those nights where everybody is on fire? Like, you're all just funny and witty and beautiful and coming up with hilarious little stories and jokes. Every thing out of everyone's mouth is just golden and even if someone says something that isn't funny and there's an awkward lull in the laughter, it never lasts long because even the absence of humor seems funny just for being different.
So sometimes in these situations you get an opportunity to tie whatever current hilarious topic your talking about in with something you were all talking about earlier in the evening in a way that synthesizes all the entertainment value of the first and second conversation into something new and wondrously uplifting in it's own right. This is frequently followed by points and ohhhhs and utterance of the phrase "bringing it all around".
Yeah. I'm really good at that. I'm good at bringing it all around.
also i cook like a vegan messiah. I will evangelize you with deliciousness if given the opportunity.
I'm always curious about this myself. I've been told that I wear interesting tshirts and say strange things.
Movies: pi, american beauty, requim for a dream, being john malkovich, fight club, nightmare before christmas, baxter, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, everything charlie kaufman, taxi driver, leon, magnolia, 12 monkeys, donnie darko, Where the Wild Things Are .
TV Shows: simpsons, family guy, arrested developement, mr show, the boondocks, home movies,.
Music: most of what i listen to is probably loosely classified as Indy rock these days. I like some of the more political underground type hip-hop and a bit of jazz or punk from time to time.
that plus some guilty little pleasures that probably don't fit but that I'm too embarrassed to mention here..
brain: *singing* sunshine, lollipops and....
me: *more frantic* hey brain, do you remember where we left the keys?
brain: *still singing* .....rainbows, is everything i think about ....
me: *desperate* please stop, seriously I'm gonna be late.
brain: *crescendo*..... WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER
me: HOLY MONKeY FUCK. WHERE ARE THE GADDAMN KEYS!?!?
me: *rubbing my temple* look...hey, i'm.... I'm sorry I yelled....
brain:*lip quivering*....that's ok.....
me: well come on, let me make it up to you. what do you want to think about?
brain: oooooh, how about "what are we gonna do if there's a zombie apocolypse?"
me: I don't know brain....what should we do if there's a zombie apocolypse?
brain: hmmmm, well first thing we're probably gonna need those keys.
me: *hands on hips* oh brain!
really. i don't. i promise.
Unless that's something that you're into and then only if I can put him into little hats first.
If you're a racist, sexist, homophobe, close minded, or severely bothered by my lack of faith we'd probably have a hard time of it.
Other then that, I think it's a good call. Reach out, meet somebody. I'm fairly certain that other people are what make life worth living.
Although I can think of a certain poster boy for existentialism who makes a compelling case that other people are hell. Or to quote more directly "hell is other people."
Maybe we're both right.
I'd like to add that I love it when people have "bonus points if you can name that _____" in their profiles. So 24 pts to anyone who names me the play and author that the "hell is other people" quote comes from. (-50 pts if you look it up on google and then pretend that you already knew. 12 pts if you look it up on google, mention it, but admit that you looked it up on google)