I am Talkative, Visceral, and Probably Charming
Recently, I've written fourteen short stories that take place over 2 minutes in a bar late at night in Manhattan and one about how I may be a God to my fish. The day after I started that second one the main fish died of despair. I felt bad.
I have this set up where I can be basically anywhere at any time and I'm still at work. It sounds like it would be amazing and it is but it can also be really frightening. Still, there's nothing more unacceptable than missing a Summer in New York because you're stuck in an office cubicle day in and day out. I also write the copy for those e mail deals that you get every morning offering you 20 dollars worth of shoelaces for 5 dollars. You'd be amazed at how little creativity those things require.
Also, I have, in the past, been paid to tell people what I think of the way they look. At parties. Sincerely. It was my best job ever.
I'm currently in the process of "finishing my novel" which isn't just a line I use at parties. In fact I just finished my second draft and it's come in at a cool 402 pages. That part shocks even me.
Movies: I have seen The Last Emperor about 30 times and it never ceases to amaze me. I also completely loved Celine and Julie Go Boating. American Psycho works for me so much more now - several years later. Requiem for a Dream was ART but I can't ever watch it again. Meryl Streep and Isabelle Huppert are astonishing. I was totally moved by Sweet November. All the Harry Potter movies are kick ass.
Food: Taco truck tacos from Bedford Avenue infect my deepest darkest dreams; I often long for them so much my teeth hurt. Crab and pork dumplings on Bayard Street do essentially the same thing. I completely love seriously high quality sushi and foie gras. French bistros that serve a kick ass foie gras, duck confit, bouilliabaise and steak frites are kind of important. I also love lasagna from L'il Frankies on First Avenue on a Thursday and I drink at least one Kombucha per day. Oh, plus I basically live on organic protein bars and Greek yogurt and sometimes gummi worms but they're often dangerous.
Jesus, I can't believe I got through all that.
3) Sense of taste
4) People I love
6) Not being an alcoholic
Actually, you know what? I think I'm more closed minded than I know and that frightens me.