At worst, I'm annoyingly enthusiastic.
I think I'm getting dumber with age.
smiling at inappropriate times.
Having the wide range and vast depth of knowledges that only an obsessive former library clerk turned art student turned fine dining worker turned booze scholar can.
I know more about alcohol than you do (Prove me wrong, though).
David Markson, Borges, Anne Carson, Lydia Davis, Joyce, If On a Winter's Night a Traveller, Sappho, Alberto Manguel, Eileen Myles, Wayne Koestenbaum, Proust, Helene Cixous, Joe Brainard, Georges Perec.
Food and booze-related: Oxford companions to Beer/Wine/Food, MFK Fisher, The Drunken Botanist, Prune cookbook, And a Bottle of Rum, The Brewmaster's Table, The Big Oyster, Liquid Intelligence.
Cabinet, Lucky Peach, This Land
Death Proof, The Red Shoes (anything Powell & Pressburger), Kurosawa's Dreams, Raider's of the Lost Ark, Rules of the Game, Suspiria, Ugetsu, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Etaix's Yoyo, Yojimbo, Tampopo, Ratatouille.
30 Rock, The Mind of a Chef, Bob's Burgers, Warehouse 13, Poirot, Bletchley Circle, Broad City, WWE, Korean dramas, weird old anime (gegege no kitaro) and weird food-related anime (drops of god, yakitate!! Japan, Moyashimon), the Newsroom, Rick & Morty, most Netflix shows rolling out these days.
Laraaji, Henry Flynt, Victor Jara, Animal Collective, Mahmoud Ahmed, John Fahey, Opera, Terry Riley, Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou, St. Vincent, Ducktails, Sunn O))), Ecstatic Sunshine, Moondog, Miley, the Carter Family and all old-time American music I can get my hands on, Zydeco, WFMU all day
Lately a lot of R. Stevie Moore, Cibo Matto, Harmonia, The Durutti Column, Pere Ubu, Clinic, & Deux Filles.
If I can find a perfume that allows me to smell like tomato leaves.
One day having an all-yellow wardrobe.
I really want to take a trip to Monticello. UPDATE: MADE THE TRIP, IT WAS AMAZING. YOU SHOULD GO TOO! Take the garden tour, it's awesome.
Melomel / rhodomel.
If you did anything fun for Bloomsday.
You know some good spots for morel hunting!
You like people who talk a lot and love a lot of things.
You can get down with eating oysters and champagne followed by frozen pizza and bad beer.
You know what amaro is and you want to get nerdy about booze of all kinds.
You recognize your goddamn privilege.
You're an argumentative, queerish, pinky out, chartreuse-sipping, tamale-eating, always curious food and drink obsessive who likes to read too.