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What am I for?

May 17, 2018

What I mean is, “what am I in favor of, what do I like?” Not, “what is my purpose?”

I sometimes write posts that are negative, especially when writing about politics or religion. I thought I’d write a post about some things I am for.. some things I like..

So.. in random order..

The beauty of nature, and being able to take pictures of this beauty.

Rolling Rock beer. Sockeye Powerhouse Porter (this porter is brewed locally, and is very good). Many other great brews.

I rarely smoke, but when I do, I like imported, European-style tobaccos, and Indonesian clove cigars.

Creative music from many genres. Two bands I just discovered this week and really like: The Avalanches and Tame Impala.

Thanks to the young folks behind the counter at Flying M Coffee Garage in Nampa, Idaho, for so often playing great music. Last time I was there, they were playing The Avalanches. I’d never heard that music before so I asked who the band was. I then found the band on my phone, and other bands that are similar. Awesome!

Metal that is a mixture of various metal sub-genres and other forms of music. Prog metal mixed with power metal mixed with technical metal and why not throw in a bit of jazz or old world folk music.. or both.

Downtempo and other genres of music from the ’90’s.

Music from many decades.

Local, independent burger joints and pizza parlors.

Coffee houses.

Playing guitar and other instruments, even though I am not good at any of them.

Having conversations with interesting people.

Being nice, which I am in person, regardless of how I come across in certain posts and comments online.

Being able to get along well with relatives, despite having differences of opinion when it comes to politics and religion.

Being at least somewhat physically and mentally healthy.

Living in America, in a safe, middle class neighborhood.

Having enough money for food, shelter, and even a bit left over for entertainment.

The fantastic, truly amazing library system in the greater Boise area.

Having a creative mind, soul, spirit, whatever.

My dog.

Most Marvel movies.

Quirky independent drama/comedies, such as those made by Wes Anderson, and other directors. Some favorites: “Rushmore,” The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” The “Commitments,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and “The Darwin Awards,” and “Wish I Was Here.”

Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Steve Carrell, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Daisy Ridley, Benedict Cumberbatch, the cast of the Avengers movies.

Watching my favorite TV shows – especially if they are funny – “Community,” “The Office (US),” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Malcolm in the Middle.”

My TV, computers, and other devices.

Youtube.

Being able to cook, when I feel like it, and buying food from restaurants when I don’t feel like cooking.

Books! Fiction and nonfiction.

Idaho, which is a wonderful state.

Meandering.. traveling country roads and finding many places to wander through.

Nice people who I’ve met, and nice people who I’ve had contact with online, but who I’ve never met in person.

The ability and freedom to express myself.

Yes, there are many things that I am for!

 

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