Here's the accompanying theme song for my page that fits well here:
-The ability to be a thoughtful, though not too devilish of an advocate if being contrarian strikes my fancy.
-Thinking about problems and scenarios from multiple perspectives and being able to appreciate the different nuances involved in the different actions, communications, and potential conflicts between multiple parties.
-I usually possess, what has been referred to by others, as "super-human levels of patience."
-Pontificating on passable prose. (Which upon instant examination I'm not sure is a good example, but I'm also not changing it.)
-I'm fully confident that my pasta carbonara is better than yours.
Movies- I really like movies of most kinds, though I don't get out to as many new ones as much, but I love me some Netflix. Some that randomly come to mind that I really enjoy: Dr. Strangelove, The Big Lebowski, Usual Suspects, In the Loop, The Blues Brothers, Slacker
TV- Arrested Development, Parks & Rec., Game of Thrones, Freaks & Geeks, Wilfred, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Louie, The Wire, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Last Week Tonight
Podcasts- Democracy Now!, This American Life, Dan Savage, Judge John Hodgeman, Jordan Jesse Go!, Radiolab, Risk!, Men in Blazers, Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Music- Hardly an exhaustive list, but here's a reasonable cross-sample of my tastes I would think: The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, The Velvet Underground/earlier solo Lou Reed, David Bowie, Grateful Dead, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Spirit, Pavement, Talking Heads, Pixies, Phish, De La Soul, Pulp, Primus, Silver Jews, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cornershop, Kula Shaker, Jurassic 5, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Luna, Galaxie 500...
Food- I'm open to a lot of things, but being out here I have been able to learn and come to a new appreciation for what an experience good sushi can be.
Therefore instead I'm going to list the 6 old school Doctor Who VHS tapes I'm going to be stuck with (because yes, my desert island has yet to go to digital, it didn't sell out and like everyone else):
-The Sun Makers
-City of Death
-The Caves of Androzani
-The Mysterious Planet
-The Happiness Patrol
-How often people will say easily and perhaps even unknowingly say many things that they don't really mean. For example: most everyone will say that they're an open-minded person; but I find myself wondering how true such often rote statements about themselves bear any resemblance to the truth given their actions and the motivations they display.
-Was that guy really riding a tortoise on that cloud over there? I'm pretty sure it was...more people should ride tortoises.
-What is that cat doing? What is he really planning? How much am I a sucker for playing in to his master plan?
If not, I just recently sold two of my most prized childhood possessions for $40. I could feel the 14 year old inside of me stamping his feet, cursing me, and calling me a damned Judas.
Or...you just want to or something. :)