I spend a lot of time maintaining social connections. Most of them, at any given moment, are long-distance. That's because I've lived in Ottawa and New York for long expanses of life, Mexico and Norway for shorter expanses, Washington DC is my hometown, and I've got people* everywhere.
* is this one of those occasions when "peeps" would be a better term?
Behavioral contagion. Not contagion. What's the word I'm looking for. Maybe it's contagion.
Travelling. Keeping on moving don't stopping.
Dancing, with or without a partner. I prefer with, but I can't lead. Oops that belongs in I'm really bad at. (Want to know what else belongs there? Being flip.)
Not giving away more than is strictly courteous.
On paper: I write You with a capital letter.
I'm kind of obsessive about reading the New Yorker. I will say this about books, though. I'm wearied--WEARIED--by the apparent requisite of non-linearity as a plot device in contemporary fiction. For this reason, I find myself turning for relief to mystery novels, where typically one thing happens after another. Also, essays and short stories; that's what novels are made up of these days anyway.
When I was in college I'd go to the flicks several times a week; now I generally feel like it's too passive an activity. I'm more looking for someone to help me learn to rock-climb. However, I saw Le Scaphandre et le Papillon recently and did not at all consider it a waste of time. I also saw Nadine last year at the Warsaw Film Festival. It was good. I see most action flicks.
I like rhythmic music and inventive rhymes. But mostly when You see me bounding along in my headphones, I'm listening to people talking on the radio. I guess I'm sort of a novelty-seeker except when I'm feeling overstimulated. Then I (was going to say that I listen to old standbys like Stevie Wonder or the Police or, frankly, classical music, but really I) don't listen to anything except the kids on the playground outside and my new travel alarm clock ticking itself to eternity. Theorizing aside, I just did a sort of my iTunes library by play count and Patty Griffin came up twice in the top 5. Caution: I sing along. #6 is the song I do sit-ups to.
I like food if it's vegetarian. And coffee.
I am addicted to public radio. I experience withdrawal symptoms when deprived of public radio. And going for a run. And hearing the other side's arguments. Ha. This gets easier the longer the list. Every time I run out of dental floss I think that it belongs on this list, but then it turns out I can do without it, for days at a time. Am I running out of things? I want contact with my family and friends to be on the list. That's what #1 is for.
You don't want to, to tell me why not! Hee hee hee!
We are 0% enemies and >0% friends and matches. I don't care what we agree on as long as we don't disagree on anything.
I should say, I'm kidding. I welcome all communications.