My life philosophy in a nutshell: .. -- life is absurdly short. In a blink you're going to be 90 and wonder what the hell happened. Practice savoring it. Beauty is in the now.
My favorite word is V'Ivre. It's French vernacular meaning 'intoxicated by life'.
Get (and spread) all the joy, laughter, mischief, positivity, pleasure, and LOVE you can.
Appreciate and thoroughly enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
It astonishes me how everyone adds pain and suffering to their lives by their own volition, completely unnecessarily. That stuff will come, on it's own, no matter what. That's life. And it's enough to deal with. No need to pre-empt difficultly with your own added BS. I find unnecessary drama repellant. Such a waste of precious time.
There is nothing sexier than a well-developed sense of humor. It reflects a high level of intelligence and wisdom.
Be charming and witty, and down comes the draw-bridge.
Have heart, warmth, and vulnerability, and I'm in trouble.
If it's anything to do with art, nature, or science.. I'm down. I love to be intellectually, creatively, emotionally stimulated. I nerd out on poetry, literature, cosmology, astronomy, biology, evolution, philosophy, and history.
I work out hard 5 days a week. I'm trying to get my body as strong as it can (naturally) be. It's fun. And *$#%ing challenging. I'm using the ancient greek ideal physique as a target. I'm almost there. :) (I just saw the David and the other great Renaissance sculptures in Florence - Michelangelo was a bad-ass rock star. Seeing the David in person literally makes you gasp.)
My ideal woman is soulful, authentic, huge-hearted, funny, charming, genuine, easy-going, intellectual, curious, considerate, honest, brave, and above all, kind.
I'm really good peeps.
You be too.
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” - Louise Erdrich (The Painted Drum)
“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good, and the very gentle, and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.” - Ernest Hemingway
"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'" - Jack Kerouac (On the Road)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The LA Times, The Week, The New York Times, Cummings, Hemingway, Dostoevsky, Wilde, Watts, Joyce, Proust, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gibran, Blake, Yeats, Campbell, Ermerson, Thoreau, sedarisa, Vonnegut, Sallinger, Rushdie, Nabokov, Bukowski, Thompson, Kerouac, Robbins, Paine, Darwin, Ingersoll, The Oxford Dictionary, Big Willy Shakespeare, The Joy of Lesbian Sex
Shame, Last Tango in Paris, Chinese Box, Damage, Raise the Red Lantern, The Unbearable Lightens of Being, Life is Beautiful, Harold and Maude, Panic in Needle Park, The Last Picture Show, Alien, Kramer vs. Kramer, Lost in Translation, Annie Hall, To Kill a Mockingbird, E.T. Casablanca, Trainspotting, West Side Story, It's Wonderful Life, A Woman Under the Influence, Opening Night, Easy Rider, Young Frankenstein, Up in the Air, Dancer in the Dark, Johnny Dangerously, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Bullets Over Broadway, Moulin Rouge, Better Off Dead, The Conversation, Buffalo 66, Ed Wood, All That Jazz, Lost Boys, Midnight Cowboy, 8 1/2, Mullholland Drive, My Own Private Idaho, Happiness, Secretary, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kids, Basquiat, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, There Will Be Blood, The Ice Storm, Before Night Falls, The Jerk, Notorious, Breaking the Waves, Naked, Broken Flowers, In America, Dogville, Elephant, Adaptation, Restoration, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Waking Life, Lolita, Brazil, Gattica, True Romance, The Man With Two Brains, A Christmas Story, This is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Louie, Girls, Moyers & Company, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS Sunday Morning, Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes, The News Hour, Weed, Episodes, Downton Abbey, South Park, Boardwalk Empire, Bored to Death, SNL, Top Gear, Flight of the Conchords, Peep Show, Deadwood, Six Feet Under
Leonard Cohen, Magnetic Fields, Sharon Jones, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mississippi John Hurt, St. Vincent, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Neko Case, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lykke Li, Bjork, The Do, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lou Reed, Heartbeats, Massive Attack, Muse, Marina and the Diamonds, Radiohead, Sneaker Pimps, My Bloody Valentine, Jack White, Florence and the Machine, PJ Harvey, The Ramones, Van Morrison, Stevie Nicks, Sia, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Tom Petty, Pink, Weezer, David Bowie, Vampire Weekend
The six things I could never do without
.. and Bill Murray
I spend a lot of time thinking about
old video games
stewardess exgirlfriend doppelgangers
psuedo self aggrandizement
rock'em sock'em robots
old people in love
the examined life
amputee midget prostitutes
getting your mom drunk
You should message me if
.. you have a heart the size of a small planet, you're disconcertingly smart, wickedly funny, preternaturally gorgeous, and some kind of unidentifiably rabid creature in bed.
.. It could happen.