in my past life, i was a labor organizer. nowadays, although i don't organize, i'm still very supportive of the work done by leaders and several friends who are on the front lines. i enjoy promoting wellness within the activist circles and communities we serve.
being a goofball.
shows - live music. some of the best concerts i've been to: sade, MIA, roger waters from pink floyd. live theater and musical theater are also fun to watch. street theater, guerilla theater, and political art are thought-provoking and can spark a lot of great dialogue. i dig comedy shows too, like wanda sykes.
music - hella. right now it's thievery corporation, stevie wonder, nas, nickodemus, bjork, etc. and creative cover tracks.
food - all kinds; i'm a pretty adventurous eater and enjoy trying new dishes. most recently, i tried a korean dessert pancake called hotteok, and eastern european potato and cheese dumplings called pierogis. (yum)
film - generally arthouse or international cinema, i.e. waking life, eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, the king of masks, whale rider, etc. i can get down on other types of films as well.
directors - lourdes portillo, michel gondry, charlie kaufman, hayao miyazaki, wong kar wai, zhang yimou, ingmar bergman, tim burton. i haven't seen all of their films or follow their careers religiously; but if you know who they are and we can talk about it, that's pretty cool.
a femme (bonus)
no men, no couples; thanks.
down to try new things
kindness, patience, and a friendly smile go a long way.