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
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.