I believe in emotional consistency. I believe in spontaneous fun. I am optimistically realistic. I look up: words in the dictionary, information online, to groovy people, at the sky, trees, buildings. I LOATHE mayonaise. Feminism isn't a dirty word in my world.
Weird (very weird) and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I am curious, balanced, and taken.
But really: The fact that my wife and I can't seem to stop touching. Ever.
BOOKS: To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, The Sound and the Fury, The BFG, Midnight's Children, Lolita, short stories by Borges, House of Leaves, Love in the Time of Cholera, Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture, The Things They Carried, Angels in America, The Witches, Long Days Journey's into Night, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Beloved, Mathilda, Cities in a Global Economy, LOTR trilogy, The Lonely Londoners, The Remains of the Day, Black Sexual Politics, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Brave New World, The Catcher in The Rye, Gay New York, and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (and Six More).
MOVIES: The Piano, Happiness, Before Sunset,Moulin Rouge, Annie Hall, Charade, The Big Lebowski, Man's Favorite Sport, What's Up, Doc?, A Fish Called Wanda, When Harry Met Sally, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 9 to 5, City of God, LOTR trilogy, Some Like it Hot, To Catch a Thief, Spirited Away, Manhattan, All About Eve, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Doctor Zhivago, Mulholland Drive, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Desk Set, Triplets of Belleville. If you have a secret (or not-so-secret) obsession with 50's and 60's movies, this bodes well for our friendship!
MUSIC: Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, Poe, Suzanne Vega, Madonna, Goldfrapp, Jem, Caroline Lavelle, Rachael Yamagata, Kings of Convenience, The Magnetic Fields, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, Henry Mancini, Annie, Bonobo, Rammstein, Edith Piaf. Generally, rock of all stripes (especially oldies), jazz standards, musicals, classical (especially Mahler, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky), heinous 80's music, techno, europop, plus I particularly enjoy compilations of foreign music---lounge-groove Tex-Mex with accordians and an inscrutable horn section? Yes, please!
FOOD: Sushi definitely tops the list, with everything else running a close second: Thai, Ethiopian, Mexican, French, Italian, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian… I think Thai renders Chinese utterly obsolete (apologies to anyone Chinese, but seriously, have you tried Thai?)
Navigating the city as a pedestrian.
Also, my wife may have been the one encouraging me to do the editing.