I've also learned to use this to my advantage. You wouldn't believe how quickly I can clear a spot at the beach by approaching someone and whispering "I can't believe you're sitting this close to the water" and then leaving.
I thrive on snark, witty banter, and coffee. Not necessarily all at once. But sometimes all at once.
I spent some time living in Ireland, and it was awesome. I have a special relationship with Guinness. Also whilst abroad these things happened:
a) I was accidentally dragged (in a group) to a crack den in London by a Welsh man who wouldn't stop talking about his small penis.
b) I was blessed by the Pope. It was terrifying until it was over.
c) I learned that when you attend the Olympics in Turin at the last minute, you must sleep in a train station. And so must everyone else.
Someone once said to me "I'm used to your unbridled heat."
Other favorite quotations:
"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."- Oscar Wilde
"If you want to be understood... listen" - the film Babel
"What!? It's like you ain't never seen chicken before, you sandwich-eatin' motherfucker!"- possibly-homeless man eating chicken outside 7-11 in Central Square, to young woman exiting the store.
Aside from the day job, I have a MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Have had poetry published at Columbia University and am working on my first novel.
Music: Fleetwood Mac, The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, Incubus, Augustana, Bombay Bicycle Club, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Oasis, Hootie and the Blowfish, Tracy Chapman, Adele, Florence and the Machine, Poe, Michael Jackson, The Dixie Chicks, Jimi Hendrix, Hozier
Movies: Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, To Wong Foo, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Angels In America, Crash, Babel, Pulp Fiction, Grindhouse, Inglorious Basterds, the Birdcage, RocknRolla, Cabin in the Woods, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, many more...
Shows: Northern Exposure, Newsroom, Game of Thrones, X-Files, True Blood, Glee, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory