2016 To Do/Goals/Resolutions/Words-to-live-by:
1. Take a specialty/regional cooking class. Use these newfound skills to lay off the takeout.
2. Become a better photographer. Take more photos.
3. Write longhand more frequently.
4. Watch less TV; read more; get away from fiction and read more non-fiction.
5. Pass both the salt and pepper, even if only asked for one.
6. Never leave anyone hanging on a high-five.
7. Go to Storm King and the Donald M. Kendall sculpture gardens.
8. Drink more water; take vitamins and omega-3 pills.
9. De-glue from the iPhone; don't be a slave to the noise; notice your surroundings; look up every once in a while.
10. Go see more live shows/concerts but don't pay over $30 for a ticket; Go to all the little/off-the-beaten-track museums in NYC.
11. Stroll around Fort Tryon park.
12. Never run for another plane again. It's impossible to ever look cool while doing so.
13. Work on a cool art project.
14. Play more basketball.
15. See more movies. Foreigns and classics. Documentaries. Stop supporting stupid movies by giving them money at the box office.
16. Start listening to your peers (and start by finally watching The Wire and Breaking Bad).
17. Don’t take life for granted. Enjoy the simple things in life. Like your good friends. And afternoon naps. And a killer jukebox. And unearthing a great book.
18. Take a phenomenal trip somewhere (Iceland/Argentina/Turkey/Croatia). With someone. Unplugged. With a Hemingway novel.
19. Never shake anyone's hand sitting down.
20. Take a mixology course; learn more about scotch, whiskey and rye.
21. Realize that if a street performer makes me stop walking, I owe him/her a buck.
22. Ski really hard one long weekend (if it ever snows).
23. Don't respond to anything angrily without taking a few pondering steps back first.
24. Kiss my next girlfriend.
25. Not kiss anyone else.
I listen to a lot of rock and indie, and I love going to see live shows. If you have laughed at Scrubs or a Wes Anderson movie, then we probably have similar senses of humor. Hopefully you like to ski/board. But if not, you think it'd be fun to give it a whirl. I love art museums, and can spend all day in one. I love mid-century modern furniture, and am starting to build up a collection of vintage pieces. I love my Mac, and recently converted my Mom. I always put the toilet seat down (on my Japanese toilet -- yep, my recent trip to Japan converted me). I habitually get lost in Ikea's.
I'm not the pickiest person in the world, but I know what I like, and I am sure that you know what you like. Now it's your turn (yep, I know the difference between "your" and "you're," and "two," "too" and "to," too!)...
Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bottle Rocket, Fletch
Music: The Strokes, Radiohead, Richard Ashcroft, Van Morrison, KISS, New York Dolls (I can do this all day...). Got a recent thing for Naked Raygun, Folly and the Hunter, Mating Ritual and Phosphorescent...
Food: I'm an omnivore, but I have a particular love of seafood...
TV: Are we in the midst of a small screen Renaissance? Love me some Netflix originals and HBO and Showtime jams. Oh, and AMC and FX have some keepers too...
Dislikes? I hate pleats.