My favorite joke is one that Art Buchwald would tell about an experience in Paris. He's there walking around when a taxi driver lays into him with a slew of curses. Buchwald doesn't speak French, so he can only think to respond, "Oh je suis, suis je?"
This thing doesn't ask for favorite joke, either, but c'mon, these are crucial questions. I would say that two things worth knowing about me are that I like to be helpful and I always laugh the loudest.
The third, fourth, and fifth: I'm outgoing, eager, and content.
I like camping and sports and kayaking but I also like minimalism and dancing and hard work. I can find as much fun and stimulation at home as I can abroad.
For work, I'm a journalist. I write about housing, art, architecture, and sometimes chili.
—Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Spacesuit by Nicholas de Monchaux, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Jessica Valenti's latest. I just picked up Paul Auster's 4321 and I own a copy of 1Q84 so I guess my favorite genre of fiction is four-digit figures.
—The movies I watch typically involve ghosts killing sexy teens or superheroes blowing stuff up. Sorry, film buffs! I will watch your favorite Kurosawa movie with you but I won't know it. (Maybe that's a good thing?)
—The Americans, Game of Thrones, and The Bachelorette and mostly the part where I'm watching these with my friends.
—I recently made room for Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion on the top shelf with Harry Nilsson, Joanna Newsom, Willie Nelson, Gang Starr, and Sonic Youth. Other favorites include Emotion: Side B.
—Now that I've listed a bunch of super-specific aesthetic interests, I don't think it's very important that couples share this stuff in common. Chemistry matters. As for stuff, you do you.
—Sure, food! I like food, cooking in and dining out.
The other day a kid shouted "you voted for Trump" and I was like "Hello teens! TAKE IT BACK." I feel kind of bad about it. Kind of.