I am perhaps too laid back - ataraxy has plagued me in the past. I read, I hunt, I drink too much coffee, and I sing at the top of my voice in my car. The transition between my bouts of buoyant energy and introspection is catalyzed by a certain distractibility - take no offense. I have to spend a certain amount of time every day outside my own head, and am thus a ravenous consumer of escapist media; I'm always up for adventure. Life is Grand!
I do not claim to be brutally honest, as if that's something to be proud of - I am tactful. My bluntness is always strategic.
I just moved to Phili for my internal medicine residency.
I'm really good at pretending to be a therapist. Seriously. This was what I wanted to do with my life at one point, to such an extent that it altered all my conversations. It's truer than saying, for example, that I'm
"really good" at the piano, or Spanish, or predicting the future; I'm only decent at such things. I am an excellent sous chef. I am also the Granny Whisperer. I have great rhythm, for whatever that's worth.
If recent experience is any indication, one of the first things people notice about me is how well my glasses fit my face. Actually, that's only what I've been told -in truth, I think it's that I have a kind face. This must be why, all my life, the mentally ill have made beelines through the crowds to feverishly whisper to me their conspiracy theories. Or ask for money.
Books: Shadow of the Wind; Guns, Germs, and Steel; The Emperor of All Maladies; This Present Darkness; American Gods; The 48 Laws of Power; The Darkness that Comes Before; The Evolution of Desire; Baudolino; The Name of the Wind; Neuromancer; Speaker for the Dead; anything by H.P Lovecraft; The Gargoyle, The Agony and the Ecstasy
Movies: Oldboy; Fist of Legend, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Awakenings; A Bittersweet Life; Zhou Yu's Train; Hero; Blade Runner; The Godfather; The Matrix; Gladiator; On the Waterfront; Forest Gump; the Truman Show
Shows: House; Misfits; Suits; Grimm; Castle; Gray's Anatomy
Music: Timbaland; Incubus; Norah Jones; Dave Brubeck Quartet; John Coltrane; RHCP; Boozoo Bajou; Hans Zimmer; Kanye West; Roberto Cacciapaglia. I 've just discovered Break of Reality.