Spring, Forward! I am a warm, and loyal and intelligent soul, and with a good sense of the humors. A curious mind (take that as you will), l find People interesting and I like art, both in and out of museums, since art is where you look for it. And so thusly I enjoy roaming the City, people & tableaux watching and all the other usuals - the rain, the parks, the other things: the flora, the fauna, the flora-dora. Or you can park me at home for some Scrabble, some PBS, a book, a map and a candle. I've always had a clutch of old, good friends, starting with family. I know when to be breezy, like here, and damn well when to be damn well serious. Capable of starry-eye devotion, but not at the drop of a hat. Nevertheless, bring a hat.
Billy Bathgate (E.L. Doctorow), Growing Up(Russell Baker), Call it Sleep (Henry Roth), Main Street (Sinclair Lewis). The Bros Karamazov( Dostoyevsky). American biographies, largely within 20 years of 1900. Lately more drawn to fiction than ever.
Recently finished: "Something Happened" by Joseph Heller
Currently: "The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry Adams.
Movies - "North by Northwest" (somehow can see it over & over). "Duck Soup". "The Presidents Analyst" (look it up). "The Big Sleep". Welles:"Lady From Shanghai", "Touch of Evil", "The Stranger". "The Time Machine" (1960 - good corn). Grapes of Wrath. Foreign films I'm steered to. Any good story. Old animation (Fleischers!). (I gots the Tired of CGI Blues.)
Music - Beatles. Bob Dylan. (Yeah, I know, I know). John Prine, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith. (alt folk-country?). 20's & 30's jazz. Simon, Sullivan, Gilbert & Garfunkel, not necessarily in that order. Sometimes I fall asleep to 'light classical' (w/'sleep timer')...
Shows - Not many. I'm not immune to Mad Men, though. Antiques Road Show: objects d'art, their histories & creators histories, & family stories, etc etc. Guilty Pleasure: Doc Martin. Occasional episodes of Korean soaps. There's an endless supply in Queens. Culturally enlightening. PBS.
Food - Turkey burger, medium, w/mustard. Ham omelet. Actually, I eat and enjoy a reasonably wide variety. I'll try anything not too spicy and not too mushy or smelly, and enjoy it. But I'm not quite a 'foodie'.
Comfy walking shoes.
Pen (Pilot™ P-500 gel, black) & Paper.
Gosh…Soap? Clothing? Oxygen?
Best 2 out of 3?
Well, OK, there's the job thing.
Thinking longer term? Maybe you’re a potential hand-holder with, perhaps (but not necessarily) a tad - but not a music video - of unconventionality. A Scrabble player who will let me take back a misspelled word (or would, if they did play Scrabble). Someone who will give me that sly, sideways, knowing smile when I'm doing it again, whatever that turns out to be.