I think I’ll opt for a resoundingly insouciant “to hell with it!”-like response to self, and jump into the stream of consciousness; I’ve got enough air in the inner-tube of my mind to see where the current takes me, after all.
I'm originally from the west coast, but in fine Sagittarian fashion, I've lived in quite a few major metropolitan areas, including overseas. St. Louis is the newest chapter, and I'd like to add to the cohort of cool people I know in all the other locales I've been, so find myself here.
So read on, and don't be afraid to let me know if you like what I have to say.
Impromptu and impassioned soliloquies, that sometimes reach the level of harangues!
Whiling away hours and hours in used book and music stores.
My intuition, though, is that it's highly situationally dependent.
Movies--(this list could get quite long, so we'll stick with only those I'm sure I've seen more than twice). Fight club, Caddyshack, Blade-runner, a good number of the James Bond franshise, Big Trouble in Little China, Amelie, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Ocean's Eleven, Star Wars & the Empire Strikes Back, (but not any of the others, Return of the Jedi included), Serenity, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...and so and and so forth. I like movies to the degree that this list couldn't possibly give a complete picture of all the types of movies I'd happily watch.
Music--this too could go on forever, as I'm a huge audiophile, with stuff in my collection from all over the world, without much regard to genre, only skill of the performers. That being said, I'm a huge reggae fan, and love Bob Marley. Other notables that spring to mind but do not in any way exhaust the list are: Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Morphine, Bjork, U2, Culture....ad infinitum. Seriously, this list goes on and on, if you're curious whether or not I like someone in particular, just ask.
To give a bit more of an idea on the music score--I've recently started collecting vinyl, because I refuse to have my access to good music arbitrarily limited by the profit-motivated decisions of record company execs. who deemed certain, older analog stuff wasn't worth releasing in the more updated technological formats!
Shows--Californication, Community (which usually succeeds in making me laugh out loud at least once an episode), White Collar, Archer, Spartacus.
Food-anything pretty much, as long as it doesn't have mushrooms in it!
3. The liquid intoxicant wonder twins—coffee & beer
4. The inherent kindness of the human spirit
5. Constant expansion of my knowledge base
6. Good Mexican food—(and I’m native Californian, so know that’s a high bar! Oh al pastor, how I love thee! This might be a good time for the aforementioned sonnet!)
“Does their explicit rejection of the puritanical make bonobos the smartest primates on the planet?”
“Why were there so damn few independent coffee shops in a city the size of Tokyo? It’s not like Japanese people don’t like coffee?” (seriously, I would have had more luck Unicorn hunting—and no, not for a wall-mountable trophy, just pictures.)
“What bizarre amalgamation of factors has to coalesce to create the mind-boggling level of anti-intellectual obstinacy towards uncontroversial scientific fact that infects the minds of many religious fundamentalists?”
Other than that, I'm not sure what constitutes typical. Sometimes it's yoga, sometimes it's drinking and being boisterous, sometimes it's sitting at home in peaceful solitude, playing a little guitar, or reading.
But, should an extremely interesting and novel suggestion be put forth, I'm usually down! Even if it's something I have no idea how to do!
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You, too, think intelligence is if not the most powerful aphrodisiac out there, that it’s at least top three!
You want to hear my (100 % true) story about a horse named “stirring up trouble.”
You are actively auditioning cool people because you need more in the stage production that is your life, and the role of sarcastic, intelligent, spirited, iconoclastic rogue with a heart of silver (I’d have said gold, but I just like silver better, what can I say?) is currently vacant, and you’d like me to read for the part.
Or, for some other inexplicable, or perhaps explicable, reason, you feel moved to do so.
You're a true redhead! (So intoxicating, the gingers!)