I'm an Israeli who chose Seattle as a second home, not only because I love this great city but also due to it being about as close as I was willing to get to L.A. In my spare time from working for the man to pay the bills and such, I like to make movies, shoot pictures, model for sculptures and generally enjoy artistic mayhem, though I've been away from major creative endeavors for far too long. I also read a lot of comics (or, if you prefer, graphic novels, as sometimes these babies transcend the comic into true literature), play video games, rock out to loud music, and abuse the interest tags.
INFP, apparently, but I extrovert on occasion.
חי בסיאטל, חולם ליצור קולנוע. המשך יבוא...
I am provocative, perfectionistic, and playful
Sigh. I'll try. This will be under construction for a long time, but for now:
Books. Mostly pending, I'll get to youse guys in a bit. But let's go with some authors for now: Nicholson Baker, Martin Amis, T.C. Boyle, Etgar Keret, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Roger Zelazny, Ray Bradbury, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, Robert Kirkman, Eric Powell (KNIFE TO THE EYE!!!)
Movies. This part will be hardest, so that'll come last.
TV. Currently, Westworld and Bob's Burgers are the only shows I keep a regular date with. Walking Dead used to be but I'm not enjoying the Negan storyline enough to watch my DVRed episodes. Not-so-patiently waiting for Game of Thrones and Rick and Morty to come back. Still working on finishing Gravity Falls and Home Movies, little by little. Older favorites: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, Dream On (So basically, white men and their fucking mid-life crises... sigh.)
Music. Hmmm... in no prticular order: Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Faith No More (and practically anything Mike Patton touches), Nine Inch Nails, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, The Webb Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, Spacehog, Grandaddy, Electric Six, Dresden Dolls, Rilo Kiley (and Jenny Lewis' solo work), Beck, Zero 7 (and thus Sia as well), Portishead (and thus Beth Gibbons' solo stuff), Beth Orton, Cat Power, Feist, Massive Attack, Goldfrapp, Moloko, Hooverphonic, New Order, Bent, The Avalanches, Underworld, Faultline, Dan the Automator (under whichever persona he's using at any given moment but especially Lovage and Handsome Boy Modeling School), Gorillaz, Beastie Boys... I'm forgetting many, for sure, and will likely yoink them off other people's profiles or add them once I finally sort out my CDs.
Food. Oh, I'll eat anything. Seattle has taught me to love sushi and pho with an often unreserved passion, and being Israeli, I require good falafel and shawarma on a regular basis. Other favorites are pretty much anything that in one form or another falls under Middle Eastern (Persian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Yemenite, Turkish, Greek...), Thai, Indian, Italian, French, Mexican, and most American (burgers, steak, ribs, fried chicken with baked beans, mashed potatoes and corn bread...) Of course, when it comes to food, it's dessert I'm truly mad for -- chocolate mousse (still looking for anything remotely as good as my mom's recipe), apple pie, creme brulee... damn, I gotta stop, I'm salivating all over the keyboard here, the clacking of keys becoming a bell to my Pavlovian dog of a brain.
On the first Friday of every month, though, I do my best to attend that month's installment of a local late night variety cabaret. Perhaps you'd care to join me sometime?
Also, while I'd generally describe myself as easygoing and laid back, I suppose some people who know me might toss "hyper" in there -- among my close circle of Israeli friends I'm known by a Hebrew word that translates as "The Driller" and basically means I often converse in such strong terms and passion that it's akin to a jackhammer to your head. In my defense, three of those friends hold philosophy / sociology degrees and getting a word in edgewise in a discussion can be... difficult.
קדחן, הם קוראים לי. ה-קדחן, ב-ה' הידיעה.
Especially if you're a Sounders fan who wants to catch a game at the CLink sometime.