using some handy tech skills to make living just a little bit better (but no plumbing, in-wall wiring, or -- sadly -- carpentry). I really want to learn how to make my own bookshelves. And I wouldn't mind knowing how to change the oil in my car.
window-farming. ok, this is more of a work-in-progress, but my once-seedling tomato plant is showing a good deal of promise, and eggplant, cucumber, snow peas, lettuce, and sweet peppers are almost ready for their forever homes.
Tree of Life, Rear Window, The Great Escape, Once, You Can Count on Me, Once, King of Hearts, The Godfather I & II, Days of Heaven, Antonia's Line, many more...
David Copperfield, Jude the Obscure, The Sun Also Rises, American Gods, Moby Dick, Lolita, To the Lighthouse, many more...
Deadwood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, American Horror Story, Taxi, Arrested Development, Top Chef, many more...
Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, David Byrne, Italian Opera, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Gillian Welch, many more...
Soup dumplings, roast chicken, lasagna, fish curry, I love food. Anything so long as there isn't too much vinegar.
Salt (seriously, the nervous system can't function without it).
Also, I've been told that I use honesty as a defense mechanism, so I have to be careful with this one.
Liking Ayn Rand is a deal-breaker. I don't date adolescents.
And you have to accept that I think Malcolm Gladwell is a tool. If you want to understand tipping points, read Thomas Schelling instead. And TED talks are just the Inside the Actors Studio of this decade.