My beautiful Man and I are seeking to triangulate with women.
Please note: If you are a dude and write me a message consisting of nothing more than "Hey, how are you?" or some such, do not expect a response. Nothing personal.
Sensual/therapeutic touch (sensual touch can be therapeutic, therapeutic touch can be sensual; it's a question of intention and boundaries). Being aware of my body. Noticing minute details most people overlook (hence the Proofreader's Curse). Belly laughing. Chanting the OM. Moving gracefully. Being swept away by Shakespeare-induced giddy linguistic delight. Hedonistic pleasure. Enthusiasm. Using up ALL the space when I load a dishwasher. Utthita Trikonasana. Cleverly disguising myself as a responsible adult. Geeking out over anatomy and physiology. Using a dictionary. Singing kirtan and ecstatic dancing in a throng of sweaty yogis & yoginis.
Books: J.D. Salinger, J.R.R. Tolkien, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire), Ram Dass (Be Here Now, etc.), Richard Brautigan, Carlos Castaneda, Roald Dahl, Robert M. Pirsig, Kit Williams, Douglas Adams, Edward Gorey, A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, any kind of anatomy book, Russell Brand
Movies: Pride & Prejudice, Mystery Men, anything from Joss Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Serenity), Waking Life, Secretary, anything from Hayao Miyazaki (esp. Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle), Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, A Clockwork Orange, anything Kenneth Branagh does with Shakespeare, anything from Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida, Titus), anything from Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Brazil, The Fisher King), anything from the Coen Brothers (Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Raising Arizona), Wallace & Gromit, Blade Runner, Corpse Bride, The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, anything from Quentin Tarantino, Rivers and Tides, Throw Down Your Heart and lots of other documentaries (y'know, for th' larnin' 'n' stuff), and anything with Russell Brand
TV Shows: all Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse), Weeds, The West Wing, The Newsroom, Slings & Arrows, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, Star Trek: TNG, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Brand X with Russell Brand (but I don't watch TV. Seriously.)
Non-TV Shows: Cirque du Soleil, Sweeney Todd, Hair, Chicago, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Russell Brand
Music: mainly Jazz & Classical, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Béla Fleck, Thomas Dolby, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Pat Metheny, Was Not Was, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Stephen Sondheim, The Bobs, The Police, Al Jarreau, Yes, Rush, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Bach, Brahms, Nina Simone, Weird Al, Leonard Cohen, Weather Report, Dave Matthews, Russell Brand
Food: healthy and delicious, non-meat (except for Russell Brand)
Quieting the chattering monkey mind (ironically, the opposite of thinking), mindfulness, centering and grounding, boundaries, muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, fascia, joint range-of-motion, adhesions and trigger points, what my hands are sensing in people's tissues, how everything is practice, training my larynx to be more like a basset hound and less like a Jack Russell terrier, my passionate theatre-geekiness, and Russell Brand.