Been in NOLA for a little over a year, and I love it. I get the feeling I could spend a decade here, and only scratch the surface.
I do not do monogamy or marriage, and I do not want kids.
If we do end up hanging out, you must love dogs. Love them. Or mine, anyway. He's my best bud, companion, and shadow.
He may be spoiled rotten. Fair warning.
Books: Anything by Ayn Rand. Terry Pratchett. Sci-fi. Vernor Vinge. George Orwell. James Webb. Heinlein. Varley. Asimov. Harlan Ellison. Sometimes A Great Notion. Clockwork Orange. Brave New World. Any comic by Frank Miller (except HardBoiled, of course), most by Alan Moore. Cerebus. Preacher. Every word Dash Hammett put on paper. Kipling. Poe. Mark Twain in a big, bad way. Freakonomics. Stevey King. Fleming's Bond. Leigh Brackett. Those Who Hunt The Night. The Berserker series. David Drake. Jack Chalker. The Black Company series. George R. R. Martin. Lovecraft, and any Cthulu homage. David Schow. Shel Silverstein. Howard the Duck.
Movies: Miller's Crossing (all of the Cohen Bros. stuff, really). Shawshank Redemption. Grosse Point Blank. Anything by Wes Anderson (after Bottle Rocket). ID4. Serenity. Forrest Gump. The Right Stuff. Everything Mamet has ever done, except for Vanya, Lakeboat, Heist, and Postman. Casablanca. Maltese Falcon. Most of the Bond flicks. Just about everything that included Peter Sellers or Alec Guinness or Paul Newman (most especially Nobody's Fool). Die Hard-- JUST Die Hard. Most of Kevin Smith's stuff. Almost all of Spielberg. Woody Allen, when he's not being an annoying apologist for his own pedophilia. Chris Walken being Chris Walken. Repo Man. The original Star Wars trilogy. The Godfather movies.
Music: Don't really listen to music much anymore...mostly podcasts...This American Life, Planet Money, Fresh Air, Savage Lovecast (Dan Savage), The Moth, Selected Shorts. When musically inclined, the classic rock stuff...The Who, Rolling Stones, Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd....and some newer stuff...Cracker, Barenaked Ladies, Alanis...other stuff...Frank Zappa. Nilsson. Hendrix. Billy Joel. Elton John. Warren Zevon forever.
Food: Artichokes. Greek-- and all Mideastern flavors, actually (falafel, kibbeh, spanikopita, couscous). Sushi. Junk food. Sweets. Cheese. Seafood (but not scallops). Broccoli. Lamb. Steak. Celery. Indian. Chinese. Tacos. Pomegranates. Cranberry (and a dose of turkey with stuffing to go with it). Fried foods. Corn dogs. Just about everything else, as long as it doesn't have too much spice to kill the flavor of the actual food.
TV: The Wire. The Wire. The Wire. Breaking Bad. I, Claudius. Lost (except for that one really crappy season where nothing happened). The Prisoner. All Creatures Great And Small. Sara Connor Chronicles. Little Britain. The Sopranos. Battlestar Galactica. Thirty Rock. Arrested Development. Freaks and Geeks. The Seven Up series. Action. The Sandbaggers. Hustle. Keen Eddie. Hill Street Blues. Have Gun, Will Travel. The Rockford Files. The Simpsons. MASH. The Bob Newhart Show. Soap. The X-Files. Anything by Whedon before Dollhouse. I mean, really-- what the hell WAS that? Did he just forget everything about how to make good television all of the sudden? Who let Dushku in front of a camera? When was that ever a good idea??
Games: Sid Meier's life's work. Portal. Railroad Tycoon 2. Battlefield: Bad Company. Most of the James Bond titles. The Fallout Series. Monkey Island, et al.
Food. Food, food, food.
My own space.
Why are we limited to six? Where did THAT number come from? Six? Six? SIX?
You are Number Six. (Get the reference, and be still my heart.)
More things I would not choose to do without:
- Indoor plumbing.
- A laptop.
- Alcohol, in all its wonderful varieties, especially cold beer, neat scotch, and inexpensive wine.
- A modicum of freedom, most especially that of speech.
- Modern medicine.
I put the lime in the coconut, and shook it all up.