The Cost of Living

Perpetuating isolationist tendencies through self-indulgent overly-affective ramblings.. or, the somewhat incredibly boring life of a sociology grad student in Ohio.

My favorite diaries:

intheory27 profile - diary
comments: "And I know my family loves me and I adore them, but sometimes things get less than shiny, I suppose."
evolver profile - diary
comments: "in a constant, self-critical rush to improve upon ourselves (not always a bad thing) we may never reach a point where we accept ourselves, forgive ourselves all we lack, and love what we are."
experiment77 profile - diary
comments: There isn't much here, but what is there is good, and she listed me as a favorite. English majors are cool a priori, I maintain. :)
unluckyme profile - diary
sturge profile - diary
Weetabix profile - diary
ladeeleroy profile - diary
Quoted profile - diary

My favorite music:

Willie Nelson
comments: King of singer/songwriters. "Funny how time slips away", "Angel flying too close to the ground", and "Till I gain control again" are possibly the best songs ever written.
matchbox twenty
comments: Rob Thomas may be the best new songwriter in the past 30 years. All 3 mb20 albums are amazing; there is not a bad song to be found anywhere. Tabitha's Secret also rocks in beautiful ways.
Jason Mraz
comments: Also: DMB, Ani DiFranco, Green Day, Cake, Counting Crows, The Bottle Rockets, Ray Charles, OLP, Jimmy Eat World, Audioslave/Soundgarden, Steve Earle, T-Bone Walker, Pearl Jam, The Postal Service, Uninvited, Jimi Hendrix
Nickel Creek
comments: Also: Damien Rice, Everclear, Blue October, Janis Joplin, AKUS, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Disturbed, RATM, Pat Green, Bond, Coldplay, George Strait, Jack Ingram, STYX, Live, Sarah McLachlan, A Perfect Circle, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis
Johnny Cash
comments: Also: Melissa Etheridge, Bob Schneider, Gregory Page, Howie Day, Leadbelly, Dwight Yokum, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alanis Morissette, Metallica, Areosmith, The Beatles, The White Stripes, Billy Joel, Norah Jones.

My favorite movies:

The Shawshank Redemption
comments: I can't explain it. Watch and you will understand why.
comments: If I ever aspired to be like a character in a movie, it's got to be Morgan Freeman's in this one. This movie will change the way you look at human nature and motivation.
Lost in Translation
comments: Also: Crash, Closer, The American President, The Whole Nine Yards, Control Room, Memento, any Quentin Tarentino, any Michael Moore,
comments: Also: Sideways, The Life of David Gale, Sergeant York, LOTR series, Garden State, The Royal Tenenbaums, Office Space, The General (1998), Trainspotting, any Kevin Smith,
American Beauty
comments: Also: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Matrix Trilogy, any Star Wars, any Indiana Jones, Von Ryan's Express, The Shootist, LW123&4, Saving Private Ryan, 48 Hours, Traffic, Insomnia, The Seige, You've Got Mail, any James Bond

My favorite authors:

Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
comments: I heart Transcendentalists!
Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez
comments: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" moved me to tears, quiet contemplation, and a state of awe at their fairy-tale poignancy.
Jose Saramago
comments: Read "Blindness" or "All the Names". He won the Nobel Prize for a reason.
Arundhati Roy
comments: "The God of Small Things" was beautiful, but, then, I didn't name the diary "The Cost of Living" because it sounded cool. "War Talk," "Power Politics," and "Come September" are great as well.
Neil Gaiman
comments: Also: Michael Parenti, Noam Chomsky, Ayn Rand, Nelson DeMille, William Carlos Williams, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Moorcock, A. S. Byatt, C. Wright Mills, Dante Alighieri, Anthony Giddens, Stuart Hall, The Disinformation Series, Pierre Bourdieu.

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