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.
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 ...
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!...
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?
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- if you just feel like hanging out.