Hopeful but cynical.
Up late always--never awake early.
Undone by the right music, poetry, theatre.
Prefer night, rainfall, fire.
Good painter--I like primary/secondary colors.
Attuned to the feelings of other people.
Can navigate NYC.
Can't do math in my head. Won't even try after 5:00 pm.
No tattoos; several scars.
Actual height is .05223 football fields.
I'm fairly handy around the house, but I don't do plumbing.
I have a rudimentary understanding of the periodic table of the elements.
I can read poetry aloud as it shoud be read aloud.
Actually, I can read anything aloud and make it interesting.
I can tell if you're lying to me.
I can remember faces from long ago, but not always names.
I can tell you where best to put the furniture in your house.
I have no children, but I know more about them than many parents do.
Perennial faves, mostly guy flicks, I guess:
3. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Billy: "You're in poor company, Pat."
Pat Garrett: "Yeah, I'm alive, though."
Billy: "So am I."
4. Raising Arizona "Well OK, then."
5. Pollock--I read that Ed Harris' father recommended he consider doing this movie because he was a dead ringer for Pollock. Which he was, in fact. M G Harden took best supporting for her role as Krasner. Fave quote from the movie: When questioned by Krasner about his style and how it related to "nature", Pollock reportedly said, "I AM nature".
6. Vincent and Theo
7. Anything Monty Python ever put on film
8. Bridge on the River Kwai
10. Key Largo
11. The Dirty Dozen
12. The Agony and the Ecstacy
13. Apocalypse Now
14. On the Waterfront
15. My Fair Lady (Harrison-Hepburn) (Move your bloomin' arse!)
16. The Lion in Winter
17. Lawrence of Arabia "...I killed two men...I enjoyed it."
18. Streetcar Named Desire (Brando, Leigh)
19. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid-- "Who ARE those guys?"
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine:
" I gave you my youth, I gave you your children."
King Henry II:
"I don't like my children! And as for your youth, that withered flower, pressed between the pages of a hymnbook since you were twelve years old, with its watery blood and stale, insipid scent, you can bid farewell to that without a tear. Your body was an empty desert, madame, which duty forced me to wander in alone."
Lee J. Cobb
Tennyson-if only for "Ulysses"
Jan van Eyck
In the Garden of Beasts--Larson
God is Not Great--Hitchens
Empire of the Summer Moon--Gwynne
The God Delusion--Dawkins
T.S. Eliot, a Life--Ackroid
Auden in Love--Farnen
All cartoon collections by B. Kliban (Never Eat Anything Bigger than Your Head, etc.).
MUSIC--Short beginning of a long list.
Dead Can Dance
Allman Bros--including Gregg's solo stuff
Band of Horses
Zeppelin (how can you not, I mean, really?)
Eagles--not the overplayed stuff, but early stuff like 'Is it True?'
Def Leppard (sorry, but they rocked with Mutt Lange. Same with AC/DC)
Earlier Rod Stewart (before he went disco)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Sun Kil Moon
My Morning Jacket
Jerrry Jeff Walker
Robert Earl Keen
Some opera--mostly arias
My own recipes
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a bananna." G.Marx
"Eighteen whiskies--I think that's a record."--Dylan Thomas (actual dying words)
"Don't drink the water, kid--fish fuck in it."--W.C. Fields
"What does it pay?"--W.B. Yeats on hearing he had won the Nobel prize for literature
"In times of crisis, everybody's wrong all the time."--W. Churchill
"Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time."--H.L. Menckin
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."--A. Einstein
"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."--Dorothy Parker
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy."--FS Fitzgerald
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."--G. Marx
"Some people are born a long way from where they're supposed to be."--B Dylan
2. Quilts my grandmothers made. (Never blankets.)
3. Canvas and paint. I'm counting these as one.
4. Music and operatic tenors--counting as one also.
5. Gotta have cash money.
6. Solitude. Maybe more than you might imagine.
If you appreciate irony, sarcasm, absurd humor. Real beauty. Genuine emotions. Please don't say "My 'children', 'pets', 'church', 'family', 'rock climbing', 'fishing', 'anything outdoors', 'motorcycles', 'camping', 'NASCAR' is/are my life.'"
If you can think of nothing more to say about yourself than, "I love to laugh," you should examine the cable channels--maybe the Cartoon Network. Long walks? Idiocy. When's the last time you took one? What was your departure/destination? Where and why does one go for long walks unless there's no other option? Get a fucking treadmill or join a gym. Maybe you're 'living life to its fullest'; maybe you love 'travel' and 'experiencing new things'. I suggest a subscription to Reader's Digest or National Geographic. Sunsets? Sunrises? Please. There are lovely photos available (online, even). Pretty colors. Shiny things.
'Message' me if you can name the three primary colors of pigment. If not, maybe the three primaries of light. This is not a deal killer--more of an informal survey.
You should not message me if you use text message abbreviations on this site. You will not hear from me.
No Christians of any stripe, please. You guys all deserve each other.