I believe that every time someone says they're "laid back" or "easy going" that they secretly have an uncontrollable fear of spiders, or feet, or tiny white kittens.
I think a lot about the duality of life - that traits are inexplicably tied to their diametric opposites. Supersymmetry and all that.
For instance: I'm n3rdy and love Star Trek etc. but I'm sometimes referred to as "cool"?
I'm a philosopher. I consume information voraciously, and never stop moving during the day. But equally love a weekend indoors with whatever new Netflix show just came out.
The truth is... language (especially written language) is a poor conveyor of the nature of a thing. There's just nothing to substitute real human interaction when it comes to communicating. I guess that's why we're all here...?
Remembering funny quotes
Forgetting those quotes and trying without success to retrieve them
Critiquing HBO shows
Crossing things off lists
Making people laugh
Knowing random trivia
And Snood. I'm a world champion at Snood.
Movies: I watch a lot of movies. I can talk about them for days. Although I'd have to say my favorite of all time is The Princess Bride, I'm well versed in the heights of the medium: Lynch, Polanski, Kubrick, and modern greatness: Aronofsky, Jonze, Whedon.
T.V.: I can also binge watch with the best of them. The obvious ones like Breaking Bad and True Detective, and the hidden gems like Orphan Black and Rick & Morty. Buffy, however, will always have a special place in my heart.
Music: I was classically trained in piano and voice for more than a decade, so I am all over the place when it comes to music. Andrew Bird, Jack White, Rachmaninoff, Sleigh Bells, Pretty Lights, Minus the Bear, YACHT, The Mountain Goats, Tipper, Caravan Palace, Kendrick Lamar; lots of stuff. Anything that's good.
Food: The spicier, the better.
Those I Love
I know that's only 5 things, but I think that about covers the necessities...
(o rite, sex.)
I mean, aren't we all just trying to make sense of this whirling, seemingly-impossibly complex grouping of atoms/probabilities/waves/strings(?)/something-else-entirely/all-of-these-at-once?
I am, but I can't claim to have gotten very far.
I try to stay relatively on top of NYC events. Concerts, new restaurants and bar openings, art shows, film screenings, parties, etc. I'm spending a lot of time recently in my new Brooklyn neighborhood and the results have been overwhelmingly positive so far! (There's a bar... with a TARDIS in it. It's even bigger on the inside.)
Or, alternatively, I might be at home watching Amazon Instant when the Netflix queue runs cold. Life is meant for us to enjoy it, I think, and to absorb as many positive experiences from it while we can. But balance, I've found, truly is the key to a happy time here. Everything in moderation... especially moderation itself.
You noticed that in the above sentence I failed to use an Oxford comma. It irks you privately, but you accept and admire my stylistic choice.
You kind of think this cultural obsession with the Oxford comma is just about as played out as the old Chuck Norris meme, but you're willing to laugh at it with me, at least this one last time.
You're really, really smart and like talking about things that normal people don't like talking about for fear of stepping on someone's toes.
You're not looking for someone to watch animal porn with you and your girlfriend who's cool with it.