I like movies, but I watch about zero hours of television a
I try to make my friends' lives a little better, and I want to feel
fulfilled without causing others harm.
It's important to be silly once in a while:
I speak fluent Spanish and terrible French. I'm
trying to learn Mandarin Chinese. My ASL is nearly
all gone, but I wouldn't starve on a deaf island.
I'm not a fan of spectator sports. Participation is key. I'd rather
play kickball (poorly) than watch the World Series.
I take pictures for fun:
I have a freshwater aquarium habit:
I can teach you to fish (non-metaphorically).
I think "serious relationship" sounds needlessly grave, like a
sentence, an infraction, or an affliction. It's an unfortunate term for a potentially brilliant situation.
I rescued a baby squirrel, and I'd do it again. That suggests a certain level of... something.
Matthew B. Crawford: Shop Class as Soulcraft. Thomas De Zengotita: Mediated. Iain Pears: An Instance of The Fingerpost. Patrick Suskind, Patrick Süskind: Perfume, The Pigeon. Herman Hesse: Damien. Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow. "Gerry Mander": Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television. Joe Haldeman: The Forever War. Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point. Jeanette Winterson: Written on The Body. Daniel Quinn: Ishmael. Arthur C. Clarke: Rendezvous with Rama. Ursula K. Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven. Thomas Ligotti: The Nightmare Factory. Douglas Coupland: Generation X, Shampoo Planet. Kurt Vonnegut: Cat's Cradle. Jorge Luis Borges: Otras Inquisiciones. Julio Cortazar, Julio Cortázar: Blow-Up. Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others. Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity....
Intacto, El Aura, The Spanish Prisoner, Memento, Thief, Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowsky, Fargo, Ridicule, Tous les Matins du Monde, Cité des Enfants Perdus, Ghost in the Shell, Unbreakable, Heist, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Reflecting Skin, 21 Grams, The Third Man, Pitch Black, Saturday Night Fever, Tampopo, Donnie Darko, Kika...
Bitcrush, Catherine Wheel, DJ Shadow, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Year of No Light, Haujobb, Stars, The Magnetic Fields, Suede/The London Suede, Front 242, Everything but the Girl, Lamb, Alias and Tarsier, Portishead, Slowdive, Tonikom, Wai Pi Wai, Sleep, M83... I love Russian Orthodox chant, though I haven't a clue what they're saying. I wish I knew something about Baroque and Classical.
I'll eat almost anything.