I went a little overboard traveling last year. By the end of the year, I did 108k+ miles in the air. I'm not planning on that being a regular thing, I just had some pent up wanderlust that needed expression.
...making people feel comfortable.
...getting to that point in the evening where things get serious and we talk about out feelings and everyone loosens up and starts to laugh and cry and appreciate life.
I love finding new music, but there will always be a special place in my heart for hometown-heroes WILCO. Some other perennial favorites are the Decemberists, the New Pornographers, Neko Case, SLOAN and The Hold Steady. Lately I've been listening to a lot of Bleached, Sleater-Kinney, The Blow and Femme.
I don't watch much TV, but I've really enjoyed The Sopranos, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica (both versions!) and The Americans.
Any movie written by Charlie Kauffman goes to the top of the list (except for Anomalisa). But some other favorites are I Am Love, Spotlight, Tokyo Story, Melancholia and anything from Werner Herzog, Errol Morris or Tarantino.
Cooking is a big part of my life, and French food is my first love. I try to stay true to the classics or cook ingredients to their maximum potential. I'm not into gimmicks.
The women in my family
A good pair of headphones
I found my current roommate on craigslist. Email subject line: "Bearded espresso lover seeks bearded roommate for lumberjack-inspiried living"
...you KNOW you're great.
...you know everything is more beautiful when you have to work to see it.
... this cartoon depicts a dynamic you like, even if you don't like everything about it (NSFW, contains animated nudity): https://imgur.com/a/OOv8k