I consider myself to be a Buddist, a feminist, a humanist, and several other "ists." Email me to find out more :-)
If I were to write a book about my life I would title the chapter on my mid-to-late 20's "trying different ways of living and fucking up" because that's exactly what I did. I would call the chapter on my early 30's "picking up the pieces, working out my baggage, and getting my shit together" because that's basically what I have been doing. Soon I'll be able to stay in all earnestness that I am emotionally, financially, and spiritually stable.
Seriously though: I'm really good at being myself and I think I'm really good at allowing others to be themselves. Like the (now) old song goes, "come as you are."
I try to be authentic with everyone and I am still very much a work in progress. If I had a dollar for every intention I have then I'd be a very rich man... Alas, those around me settle for my boring, funnybook-making ass.
Movies: way too many to name them all here but the ones that come to mind as I am typing this are: Moulin Rouge, Timer, and Wayne's World. Honorable mention: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
Music: Radiohead, Placebo, Coldwar Kids, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, soul Position, atoms for peace
Food: I try to be mindful of the things that go into my body. That being said I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating healthy food. Asian, Persian, African, whatever. Bring it on!
2.) my dog basil ("bazzle")
Sometimes I think my heart will cave in because of the empathy that I feel for nearly everyone. One time I was in a city foreign to me and, when I gave a homeless person $10, the person I was with said, "why did you do that? You know they're just going to spend it on drugs." My retort was something along the lines of, "if they do that it's their choice. Seriously though, if I were homeless I'd probably do the same thing." Wouldn't you?
I like to spend a lot of time thinking about the feelings about my feelings, and about the feelings I have about the feelings about my feelings... (bonus points if you referenced "Stuart Saves His Family" with Al Franken).
I wasn't sure where to post this because to me it seems appropriate in many places so here goes: Meyers-Briggs Personality Inventory
Introvert(22%) iNtuitive(38%) Feeling(50%) Perceiving(33)%
You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (22%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)