Other times I'll be somewhere, say on top of a Mayan ruin, staring out at some type of huge raptor bird swirling in the air off in the distance and I'll think, "Oh yeah, that's what I'm doing." I'd like to thank my mom for living in the Yucatan for a few years so I could have this experience.
making life changing decisions at inopportune moments (at least it feels that way sometimes)
Movies- Inception, Dark Knight, Avatar, Hurt Locker, and Tropic Thunder have been my favorites over the last couple years. I also love watching the Colbert Report, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the Soup, Boardwalk Empire, and Sons of Anarchy among other shows. I hear about some people that will watch movies but loathe tv. I'm not sure they've seen some of these shows. Not everything on tv is like Jersey Shore.
As far as music goes, I love music that you nod your head to, but generally am turned off by music that has people swaying back and forth, side to side. Yech. If this is confusing, try this experiment. Play some Isley Bros, Melvins, the Doors or some dubstep. Which way is your head moving? Now play something by Amy Grant or sing Kumbaya. Aha! See? Music that makes you sway side to side is lame! At least for the most part. Again, the world is a complicated place. Thanks Antonio Carlos Jobim, jerk.
My single favorite piece of music ever, regardless of mood, is Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. It makes the hair on my arms stand up. It's utterly visceral. No, not the version in Fantasia. Listen to the one by the San Francisco SO with a high quality set of headphones. For better or worse, your ears will not be the same.
Strattera- I wear my ADHD as a badge of honor, or at least a badge that makes me kinda interesting. In nomadic hunter/ gatherer societies, it was likely an evolutionary advantage, btw.
My crazy ass students. Behavior disordered kids are cool to work with because they immediately let you know, in a hundred different ways, if you are doing a good job.
Sex (that's 7 things, I've never really been one for rules)
One time in the 10th grade, I ______ (action verb) _________(liquid) all over ___________'s (female name) house after ___________ (action verb) a ________ (product made in Turkey) too close to her parents' room. Never got caught though.
You don't see the world in black and white.
You want a good laugh.