Although I was originally raised here, I moved to the States when I was young. I spent most of my life in California's San Francisco Bay Area, but due to all those little twists and turns in the road, I've found my way back home.
I don't know a soul around these parts. My closest comrade at the moment is a teddy bear named Mr. Boo. I sense I may be getting a little too emotionally involved, and it's time to branch out before things sour.
Prospective friends, just think of how you'll be the envy of all your peers for being edgy and hip enough to associate with a heavily tattooed transsexual. The public appearances alone will cause you to be renowned within the community. Don't squander this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Carpe diem, people of Nova Scotia... carpe diem!
I'd really much rather it be my smile.
Alfred Hitchcock (British-American film director)
William S Burroughs (American writer)
Aleister Crowley (British writer and occultist)
Frank Zappa (American composer and musician)
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (British explorer, translator, orientalist)
James Joyce (Irish writer)
Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer)
Salvador Dali (Spanish surrealist painter)
Erwin Schrodinger (Austrian physicist)
Syd Barrett (British musician)
Ernest Shackleton (British polar explorer)
Andrei Tarkovsky (Russian filmmaker)
Nikola Tesla (Serbian-American physicist, inventor,and electrical engineer)
William Blake (British poet, painter, and printmaker)
Edgar Allan Poe (American writer)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German writer, scientist and painter)
Sergei Rachmaninov (Russian-American composer, pianist, and conductor)
Fyoder Dostoyevsky (Russian novelist)
Vincent Price (American Actor)
Books: Foucault's Pendulum, The Magus, The Idiot, Don Quixote, House of Leaves, Moby Dick, Faust, Gravity's Rainbow, Finnegan's Wake, Prometheus Rising, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Naked Lunch, The Iliad, The Quincunx
Films: Stalker, The Decalogue, Delicatessen, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Woman in the Dunes, Lawrence of Arabia, Fitzcarraldo, Baraka, Songs from the Second Floor, Brazil, The Cook the Thief his Wife and her Lover, Dead Ringers and Sergio Leone's "Man Without a Name" trilogy
Music: Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Bad Religion, Muse, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, Rush, Fields Of The Nephilim, Al Stewart, Primus, Les Claypool, The Aquabats, Art Zoyd, Univers Zero, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Scriabin... and Weird Al's originals.
2. Estrogen. Hands down, my all-time favorite pill. And I've taken a lot of pills in my day.
3. Yoga. I suck, but it's been a total game changer.
4. Sleeping with somebody's arm around me, feeling their chest rise and fall and listening to the sound of their heartbeat.