The concept of play is important to me... wordplay, gameplay, or just play... The stories we create and make real are amazing things that live outside us and can serve to inspire.
Cafes, libraries and bookstores are my natural habitat.
A summary of a few things I've done on the weekends and evenings; Strolls around San Jose taking in the night life, such as it is, wandering the rest of the bay area, sampling chai, beer, coffee, playing a role playing game (I know some amazing tale tellers and word weavers), playing Rock Band in clever and stylish company, a glamorous 1940s Club party(complete with a fabulous hostess), visiting Dickens Faire, dancing and drumming under moonlight on a friend's wedding night in the woods, dancing at a goth club.
When I have down time, I'm reading graphic novels, historical fiction, fantasy, or nonfiction. I also listen to music as I write, dancing in my living room, think about new cd mixes to make, and play casual flash games on my pc.
Music) I am very fond of waltzes, in many forms. I love songs that sound very cheery, but have odd or dark lyrics if you stop to listen.
many more than this list: movie and game soundtracks, Bowie, Kate Bush, Tool, Ladytron, Radiohead, the Smiths, Gorillaz, Happy Rhodes, Garbage, RJD2, Siouxsie, The Clash, Death Cab for Cutie, Gogol Bordello, Imogen Heap, PJ Harvey, Velvet Underground, Steeleye Span, Oingo Boingo, Muse, R.E.M., Alphaville, Wyclef Jean, Regina Spektor, Röyksopp, Apoptygma Berzerk
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes, and everything on my Pandora station "Rock isn't dead" (mostly Mother Mother, Arctic Monkeys, The Shins, Metric, The Decembrists, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Snacktime) Dark chocolate. Coffee. I am a vegetarian who loves spicy food and a wide and exotic range of cuisine. Favorite dinners often include Avacado maki(or my custom avacado-cream cheese-jalapeno roll!), savory crepes, Chili Rellenos, Drunken noodles, hot hot curries, and even my own stir fry (if I feel brave).
Why is the auto-correct on my newer phone somehow worse than my last one?
...you've already sown your wild oats and want to save your wild for just one partner (if women don't have wild oats what do you have? Someone call the metaphor detectives!)
... -isms matter less to you than looking on the world with wonder and curiosity
... the mood strikes you