I'm academically interested in The Shield (the show, not the wrestler). I feel strongly about food, integrity and excellence, and I'm pretty ambivalent about the state of my car. I believe strongly that we like things we like, so I don't believe guilt and pleasure must be associated. I'm a little loud, a little crass, pretty smart, and probably want to hear about your day. Maybe over beer and hotdogs.
I work a lot, and I work on my days off. I'm focused on learning to build the non-working part of my life, which now involves my adorable house and anticipated garden. I need some lawn chairs.
I'm good at over-thinking and allowing it to induce a kind of paralysis.
Rewatching an interesting show or movie.
Cooking intuitively and spontaneously.
What no one first notices about me:
I don't judge the desires of others. I feel my feelings so deeply and intensely that, sometimes, I can be hard to be around. If you like me, you'll figure that shit out within yourself. I'd really like to be invited to some activity you care about. I like that you tell me too many details about something you love. You like that I'm cooking but also that I'm spending so much time explaining my enthusiasm that you have to bring me back to earth. You like banter that begins casual, remains witty, and circles in towards the truth and meaning.
Literature stuff: Cookbooks, TS Eliot, Baudelaire. Neil Gaiman, Knut Hamsun, Jack Kerouac, Catch-22, Hunter Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis
Trailer Park Boys, Sherlock, Peep Show, House, True Blood, The Wire, Doctor Who, Archer, Boston Legal, Neverwhere, Rick and Morty, Torchwood, RuPaul's Drag Race, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Broad City, Mindy Project, The Blacklist. I get addicted to seasons of good shows and have to compulsively watch them in order.
I like food. I like to know what it's made of, and where it came from. 75% Paleo/primal, except when my job requires me to taste noncompliant food (which is often), or there's an urgent need for pizza or Chinese takeout (which is less often, but it's important to be realistic). Bulletproof coffee is killer breakfast.
Secretary, 9 to 5, Velvet Goldmine, Control, The Rules of Attraction, Amelie, Interview with the Vampire, The Graduate, The Breakfast Club, Harold & Maude, Henry & June, everything Batman, The Crow, Rushmore.
Dan Savage, Marc Maron, Joe Rogan, Iliza Schlesinger, Margaret Cho.
I think it's awesome when you can articulate exactly why you like a thing. I think it's also awesome when, in the face of a thing you like, all you can do is grin and nod mutely, unable to explain why the thing touches you, makes you happy or thoughtful or feel deeply, but quietly and ecstatically acknowledge the thing's invaluable ability to make you feel overwhelmed.
A balance of social and alone time.
33% more than I am supposed to have.
I'm willing to admit a lot more, but not on the internet.
If you like a little earnest rambling.
If you're generally happy with your life and yourself, but care about making both even better.
If you saw 'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology' and you understood and/or enjoyed it.