The upshot--I am curiouser and curiouser, and fun, like whoa.
I am still debating whether I might remain in the academic world, or pursue the whole law/business school thing, post-PhD. Better yet, I will just go bohemian, quit everything, and travel around the world. A self-indulgent memoir would most certainly have to emerge, with high hopes that it would be turned into a made-for-TV movie (starring James Franco as me).
More importantly, I strive to be a good friend and caring human: someone people in my life can depend on and trust. While my potentially wordy (my apologies) response would not suggest this, listening and empathy are important to me. I can provide trustworthy soundbites as needed.
I am a bit of a movie fanatic. I have seen a good many movies, from a variety of genres. Same for TV. Netflix is the ideal postmodern partner (at least according to the most informed blogs around). In The Realm of the Senses, anyone?
Along with film, I do enjoy me some food and music as well. I try to eat rather healthy, but like many national cuisines: Greek, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Japanese, American.
As for music, my taste is eclectic. I particularly like folk, punk, opera, and classical--I am equally inspired by mosh pits and concert halls. I also deeply enjoy hip hop. Fusion is my middle name.
3) (Cruel) Optimism
4) Mass culture
6) The Mystic
And, cults of personality, for good measure.