I am an artist, but I also know it's practically impossible to make a living at it and not starve in a garret. I've tried to design a life that gives me the maximum amount of time for my own projects, while still giving me enough money to live a whole life, and to sock money away for when I'm a codger.
I like science too, a lot- but I also realize it is limited in scope in the methods it can use and what it can explain- just for now it's the best game in town.
Living an interesting life is a priority of mine, sometimes this is at the cost of comfort, I consider having good stories to be more then adequate payment.
I'm a medical test subject, drug companies pay me to try new compounds, so far I haven't developed any super powers but I've got my fingers crossed. I also do quite a bit of handyman work (carpentry, plumbing, painting) which is nice way to acquire tools and materials
My true passion for work is being a artisan craftsman. I'm constantly trying out new materials and products to find that magic product/skill that will enable me to never need to commute again.
I spend time making basic things (soap, vanilla, beer, yogurt, amaretto, cologne, knives, furniture) out of their raw materials. They tend to be of a better quality and cheaper and I can get them exactly as I like them.
Anyway, if you are down with sawdust and tools strewn about- you are down with me.
I'm doing a lot of dumpster diving, so I have this ridiculous amount of food in my freezer, and I really like feeding people.
I look at ease.
My clothes have paint stains
I like a lot of genres but I'm finding I really like books were I don't really know what is going on.
Authors I love
Richard Brautigan, Haruki Murakami, Jeffrey Eugenides,
Paul Aster, Frank Herbert, Neal Stephenson, John Irving
I've started to real get into some graphic novels, the combination of visuals and story itch my brain exactly right, but because there are more elements there are more things to not like, so it can be harder to find ones I like. I Really enjoy
Seth, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechde, Robert Crumb
I'm having trouble finding new beautiful things to read so if you have any ideas hit me up.
It is however important to listen to Sunday morning bluegrass on NPR while eating a farmer's breakfast.
I like to paint to Leonard Cohen and Cat Stevens
I like to make out to Iron and Wine and Nick Drake
And I like to dance around in my stocking feet to the rest of these persons
The Be Good Tanyas
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Hackensaw boys
The White Stripes
Asian Food with Coconut Milk
Hunks of Meat
Bread warm from the oven with honey butter
hobbies- I get antsy without something to mess with
vegetable sprayer- I keep on trying to fill up containers that are too big to fit in the sink
conversation- good stories are life
MP3 player- I listen to a lot of economic and history podcasts when cleaning or doing hand work. I find doing 2 sort of boring things together interesting.
I am very interested (and somewhat skeptical) about alternate building techniques and power sources, so I think about them a lot.
Curled up in a quilt next to a wood stove, while reading, playing an old video game, or crafting.
Although I have been known to drop everything to go to a crazy theme party or watch a concert.
I think my perfect lifestyle would be like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, romantically involved but living in houses next to each other; having exciting love affairs with famous communists, but without the insane jealousy and violent quarrels.
You want to go hiking. You have some good book recommendations. You like pawing through thrift stores and yard sales. You like making things by scratch.