I am a lot creative.
I like to make things.
I'm quite laid back. I am exceedingly open-minded.
I don't believe in passing judgement on others. I appreciate the best parts of people and accept individuals for the whole of who they are.
I find that most of the time, when I meet new people, we're able to strike up an instant rapport.
I can, at times, act dorky; I can, at other times, be quite serious.
I love to laugh and live to love. I enjoy good times.
I am anarchetypical.
I am a civil libertarian. I am a utilitarian.
I am a rationalist, a semi-collectivist and a pragmatist.
I am usually guided by equal parts idealism, optimism and cynicism. (The first two tend to act as a majority coalition.)
I am self-aware, rarely self-righteous, and usually self-confident.
I am empathetic, energetic, thermogenic and nonsynthetic.
I am the genuine article.
I play music in my free time.
Until a few months ago I lived in NYC. All my friends had moved away, so it wasn't as fun as it used to be.
Now I'm living in CT and helping out friends and family.
Not many friends live nearby, so I'm hoping to meet some new folks here on OKC.
Making and enjoying good meals
Figuring things out
Using my hands, be it for cooking, massages, making music, et cetera.
I want to know how systems work, and how the parts work within them.
So I put a lot of stuff here. If you read it and get a sense of my tastes here, feel free to consider the items you aren't familiar with as endorsements.
A few books I've enjoyed recently are everything by David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw, Carl Hiaasen's Skinny Dip, Terry Pratchet's The Truth, Freakonomics and its successor, and Sex at Dawn.
I like most movies with at least some substance, and some with none.
Lars and the Real Girl is awesome (a must see)
The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, O Brother!
Musicals like Hedwig, Chicago and Rent
The Daily Show & The Colbert Report
30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny & Louie, Mad Men & Breaking Bad, Eureka
Family Guy, South Park in its heyday
Harry's Law, Chuck, The Wire, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Ally McBeal, Spaced
The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Mr. Deity and Auto-Tune the News
This American Life, Risk!, The Moth
No Agenda, Savage Love (I'm quite GGG)
Science Friday, TWiS, and TWiT
I like good music—nearly all kinds, though not equally. I play classical & jazz piano and folk ukulele & guitar. I mostly listen to folk and rock (mostly alt.rock), but also jazz and blues and bluegrass and, and, and…
A handful of the artists I like are Regina Spektor, TMBG, Modest Mouse, Greenday, Morcheba, The Beatles, Cake, David Bowie, Rasputina, Greg Brown, CCR, John Prine, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Jill Sobule, JoCo, Salamander Crossing, Queen, The Ghost Mice and Jaymay. But that's just a smattering off the top of my head.
I've recently discovered some wonderful music by artists that I'd never heard of before. This has me excited and delighted (it's been a while).
I love to cook and I love to enjoy others' cooking. (I will gladly clean up and do the dishes after a meal that's been cooked for me)
I like all cuisines, but my favorites are Mexican and Italian.
Close runners-up are Indian and Asian cuisines.
I love spicy food, especially jalapeños.
I am a devout omnivore.
My ~iThings (incl. my macbook)
The ways of the world
What to make next
Ideologues and their ideologies
Science and Technology
Inventive ways to improve stuff
Deconstructing the Narrative
Figuring out how to divide by zero ; )
Things like this:
Hyperbole is the worst thing ever; hyperbolas, on the other hand, go both ways.
Vanilla gets a bum rap. Boring things are described as “vanilla”. Good vanilla is anything but.
If I thought I could pull it off, I'd spend my life figuring out how to make the husk of an avocado edible and bacon flavored.
You've got the time to meet up for coffee or dinner or
if you'd just like to hang out.
You are Liz Lemon.