All this really means is that I keep a robust life of introspection. I'm an introvert by nature, which means that when I do want to go out I'm no more socially awkward or a wallflower than your average extroverted life-of-the-party sorts. I'm the sort that likes being focused on small groups of individuals. Quantity was never my measure for a healthy social life.
What this has produced is a wild appreciation for writing and stories. If there are people around while I read I will show them something I find great. If I find a movie memorable, I will watch it again and again trying to find things I missed. I listen to music more for the lyrics than for the music itself. It's why on a given playlist you may find that Sarah McLachlan or Ani DiFranco comes right after Marilyn Manson and System of a Down.
I'm an eccentric person.
Likewise, though I will say I'm an emotionally intelligent person who tries to avoid being an ass, if necessity pushes me then my opinions will drop in sensitivity and tact.
What can I say? I go to school and I cook. I'm pretty good at both.
Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Lesser Blessed, The Wretched of the Earth, Closing Time, Catch-22, The Butterfly Plague, Darkness at Noon, The Slaugtherhouse-Five, The Bluest Eye, Night, Notes From Underground, Deathless, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Agony of Power, Culture and Imperialism, Love is a Dog From Hell, The Society of the Spectacle, Simulation and Simulacra, Howl...
Writers: Christopher Hitchins, Chris Hedges, Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Fyodor Dostoefsky, Max Stirner, Arundhati Roy, Rohinton Mistry, Toni Morrison, Michel Foucault, Antonio Gramsci, Elie Wiesel, e.e cummings, Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Slavoj Zizek, Jean Baudrillard, Milan Kundera Soren Kierkegaard, Albert Camus, Eugene Ionesco, Don Domanski, Bertolt Brecht ...
Some Charles Bukowski...
"Segovia plays to me
so softly from the
radio, the daylight's going.
the trip's been worth it,
while the jetliners go to New York and
Georgia and Texas
I sit surrounded by hymns that
nobody can ever take away
as the workers bend over
hot soup and cold
Music: The Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Talking Heads, Joy Division, Rage Against the Machine, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Manson, The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Kills, REM, Against Me!...
"...I think it's coming and it comes so fast
I'm hearing whispers of an infinite yes
And I don't know why it is
I feel it coming, I think it's real and significant
I think I think I think a little too often
That's what my therapist said
We're alone in this wilderness
Left to choke on the pills and to feed on the viruses
I think it's coming and it comes so fast "
Movies: Factory Girl, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Beauty...
Why are Zizek and Bukowski such a dirty old men?
How can we make Bawitdaba a canonical piece of Western music?
What does Wikipedia have on this?
-feel like punching off a rant
- if you just feel like hanging out.