Letting work eat my life was something I needed to do for a while, but now I want to bring some balance back. Remember some stuff I liked to do, once upon a time, and actually do it. Make some new friends, have some new experiences, plan to do something that scares me. (Want to help?)
I feel like I should also say, "okay, this time for real." Social inertia is insidious.
More recently, short stories by Kelly Link, new-to-me sci-fi by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, and the Darkside novels by Simon Green. (It's mental popcorn, but very readable.)
I tend to collect TV shows on my TiVo and think I'll watch them later. Sometimes I even do. I used to keep up with House, and even today I'd happily watch a re-run. I'm completely charmed by Grimm, as cheesy as it is. I recently broke down and subscribed to cable, after years without it. Now I have a minor-league obsession with Chopped. It's not exactly instructional TV, but it reminds me that I can just improvise in the kitchen and it will probably be okay. It's how I recently inspired myself to make a late-night dinner for myself with the random stuff I had in the kitchen. "Okay, must use chicken thighs, Korean chili powder, black vinegar, fish sauce... ready, go!" (It was okay.)
Don't ask me what happened on this week's episode of anything though. Odds are it's on a hard drive somewhere, waiting for me to watch it... eventually. :)
The music I like tends towards synthpop and electronica. But also, if it's on KSCU, there's a higher than average probability that it's something I like. Currently listening to Autechre, Boards of Canada, and Pandora streams seeded from blurry electronic pop. Happy to have discovered Slow Magic by accident somehow, and Neon Indian, Washed Out, and a bunch of other stuff while looking for more Slow Magic.
As far as food goes, I am omnivoracious. Is it good? I'm probably down for it. Korean is a consistent favorite, because everything at Omogari used to be delicious. (The quality has plummeted since the previous owners sold the business.) Do you know the best cheeseburger in the Bay Area? Let me know. Absinthe has a perfect one, but one can't go there all the time. Or somewhere that deserves to be my new regular Korean place? I miss having somewhere to go every week where the Soondubu Jigae will be perfect... And Sunny's kimchi... Man, I miss Omogari...
desserts in the custard family,
long sunny days,
and my family
Hmm. Well, okay. It's not a big secret, but I'm not on Facebook. Is that even allowed anymore? I guess this makes me a totally un-hip relic from the Dark Times.
If you're observant, there is actually a sorta-secret in my profile.