Hanging out with friends, watching copious amounts of Netflix, reading 20 books at the same time (literally, and literaturely), and generally enjoying life.
Overthinking. The world is like an onion. If you peel back enough of the layers, it'll make you cry. They say chewing gum helps...
Bringing people to the verge of laughter. You can only lead a horse to water... Don't be like that horse.
Getting lost. I once went to find a bathroom and ended up walking across a highway and an active construction site on the way. True story. Never ask me for directions unless you want a good story of your own :P
Less tangibly, it's my sense of humor. I'm a huge dork and you're gonna love it. Also, legend has it I'm pretty easy to talk to. But I, for one, never listen to rumors.
Finnegans Wake, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Franny & Zooey, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, Ender's Game, ...
RA Salvatore, HP Lovecraft, Philip K Dick, Jeanette Winterson.
Mulholland Drive, Eyes Wide Shut, Donnie Darko, The Fountain, The Cooler, Vanilla Sky, Nowhere, Beetlejuice, Videodrome, Primer, The Salton Sea, Alice in Wonderland (old Disney version), Dark City, Brick, My Dinner with Andre, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Kiss Kiss Bang-Bang, Evil Dead, The Big Kahuna, Clerks, ...
David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Gregg Araki, Harmony Korine, and Darren Aronofsky.
The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, X-Files, Arrested Development, Black Books, Law and Order (all of them), Home Movies, Invader Zim, Dexter, Death Note, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, ...
Sonata Arctica, Garbage, Radiohead, Metaform, System of a Down, Gorillaz, The Raveonettes, Gram Rabbit, Cocteau Twins, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, Ladytron, Marina and the Diamonds, CocoRosie, Zero 7, Portishead, Grimes, Timber Timbre, Queens of the Stone Age, Hooverphonic, The Legendary Pink Dots, The Bird and the Bee, ...
Mr. Show, Tim and Eric, Whitest Kids You Know, Upright Citizens Brigade, Monty Python, Mitchell and Webb, Eddie Izzard.
Alan Watts, Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson.
- The moon. Ah-ooooo!
- Hearty laughter. Ho ho ho.
- That first sip of cold water after a workout.
- A million and one open browser tabs.
- The barely-contained insanity of Mr. Nicolas Cage.
Symbolism, patterns, language, how everything is related under the hood. Any and all things philosophy.
Zen, the eternal now, and being present.
Negative space and reading between the lines.
How to think in 10 dimensions. My brains hurt...
Would I follow the white rabbit? What's he so late for anyway?
What if people were less alienated from each other on a busy city street? Sociology and the theory of social interaction and organization.
Seeing the big picture. And then, trying to find Waldo in it. He's slippery, that one...
Or if I'm too tired, I'll focus my chi and become one with my couch. Then Netflix it up.
But sometimes I'm stuck inside, grading papers or trying to solve the universe.
I began to appreciate trees a lot more once I started thinking of them as giant fractal monsters.
... you dig 60s slang? Groovy.
... you want to go outside at night and pretend we're on the dark side of the moon.
... you mix all your metaphors on purpose.
... you think we have similar taste in stuff and/or things.
... you appreciate the awesomeness of Too Many Cooks.
... this guy thinks you're neat!
... you feel like saying "hey," preferably followed by an assortment of other words and phrases.