In general -- the "isms" that define me: veganism, minimalism, libertarian socialism, anti-capitalism, existentialism, pacifism, environmentalism, hedonism, objectivism.
Things I Like (this is a work in progress): fresh pineapple, sunshine, travel, daisies, smart conversation, the ellipsis, truthiness, dark chocolate, spring, Tim Hortons, lip gloss, Clinique deodorant, comfort, ol' drippy, pacifism, symmetry, black coffee, monkeys, NPR, key lime, firefox!, zebra stripes, polka dots, honeysuckle, instant gratification, photography, martinis, urban decay, Asian culture, existentialism, Garmin, the smell of lilacs in the spring, stars, grammatical structure & expansive vocabularies, selfishness, nature, Sonic, pink, cherry blossoms, silence, chopsticks, ambiance, hummus, literature, Sephora, new socks.
Things I Do Not Like (I suspect this list will be longer...): winter, people, yogurt, Walmart, comic sans, lifers, violence, turn signal optional, the stink eye, tornadoes, McDonalds, drama, disorganization, Republicans, fireworks, your mom, gas stations, babies, grocery shopping, beer, SUVs, insomnia, a certain "c" word, the overly self indulgent, pretentious assholes, sense of entitlement, welfare, crocs, bricks, Disney, drama, chemical sweeteners, cube vans, scooby doo, close parkers, Fox News, the unknown, bears, clutter, hanging up without saying goodbye, german shepherds, pundits, looney tunes, carcass, mean German Americans, passing on the right, transcendentalism, blue tooth, Aerosmith, confrontation, ostriches, nascar, roses.
I am vivid, flashing, and magnetic
and spelling. which means i hope i spelled everything on this profile correctly ;)
Music: Radiohead, Lucero, Placebo, Mindless Self Indulgence, My Chemical Romance, Favez, Morrissey, Matthew Good Band, Jimmy Eat World, No Doubt, Tori Amos, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Lauren Hoffman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fiona Apple, Porcupine Tree, Incubus, Feist, Hot Hot Heat, Porcupine Tree. Last concert was Lucero at the Magic Stick. They may very well be my next show as well. Disappointed that No Doubt is playing stadium shows. Yes. I <3 Gwen.
Movies: American Beauty is still hanging on as my favorite. Loved No Country for Old Men, V for Vendetta, There Will Be Blood, The Dark Knight, Pan's Labyrinth. I am big fan of J-Horror, and foreign films in general. I like classic movies. I have a soft spot for Audrey Hepburn and Paul Newman in anything. I do spend a fair bit of time watching documentaries. Watching Carl Sagan's Cosmos at present.
Food: The one thing I don't like about veganism is the lack of cheese. Living in a smallish town makes it a bit harder, but it is worth the effort. Japanese food is a favorite, but I dig anything new and different. Osaka or Palm Palace are a good excuses to go for a drive. In PoHo, Bangkok Star is amazing. Yum. Curry.
You can pretty much go without everything except food, water and shelter if you really NEEDED to...
Everything else is indulgence.