bitch magazine: this is the ms. lite rag. feminist perspective on popular culture. half the time i think to myself, "dear god why waste your time" and the other half i think "thank god!! this is the only magazine i can ever read."
cat stevens: when i was wee, my dad had a cassette of teaser and the firecat. listening to it is like a gift he gave me, it is a beautiful album. much later i went on to listen to almost all his other albums. one of my favorites is numbers. i recently got a bootleg dvd of stevens performing on BBC Live which is interesting as i had never seen him perform his stuff.
diverticulitis: a colon problem. i'm interested in it because i have it. i'm like half the age of most people who get it. sad but true. get lots of fiber in your diets kids!
genesis: i swear this one came up by chance. looking back in the calendar, i can see that 'interest' was upgraded to 'obsession' on april 28 of this year, the day i found the genesis museum website. a few people have asked me, "why?" over the past few months, and i try to explain it, but it does no good. the first full genesis album i listened to was selling england by the pound. i listened to it over and over and loved every moment of it. i loved (before i became obsessed and facts like this became second nature) figuring out if it was phil or peter singing. i loved the obscureness of the lyrics. then i got the lamb, and listened to it a few times, but didn't "get" it. then came the night i idly browsed for some pictures from that era - and the deal was sealed. i couldn't believe that was the 'sledgehammer' guy with the front of his head shaved... and wearing that... i picked the lamb back up, and rapidly every single studio and live album. i got on the message boards and found out how neat the fans are. but none of this would be possible if the music was not top notch. yes, yes, later on things got terribly pop. But frankly, I don't know many people who won't admit to liking pop music, and I clearly like it, so what?
keeping an open mind: i like to think i do this, and i like for other people to open their minds, but really i think i put this in here more for the latter. at the very least i can say that i feel i've changed alot over the years and this is due at least in part to being open to new things. now if i could just not get anxious about them.
my parents: i love them. we have our disagreements, but they are awesome. thus i cannot have a list of things i'm interested in without them.
orange cats: particularly the all orage variety.
prog rock: this means alot of things to alot of people; there are several elements which get me excited that safely fit in the genre that most people call progressive rock. one: longer songs with narrative and epic themes. two: unusual instrumentation and classical arrangements. nowadays progressive can mean a whole slew of other things, like some people claim 'tool' is progressive, and i suppose the word applies, but that's not generally stuff i listen to.
rushmore: my favorite wes anderson flick. tender and a touch surreal.
softball: a sport for which i found a team who is very supportive and fun to play with. i wish i could find like, a fun easygoing soccer team too. :)
teeko and muffin: the first pets i had. muffin was a yorkshire terrier who my parents took from a family's house that had burned down, i think? he didn't like me much as i took attention from him, but he was a very smart dog and had pretty yorkie hair. teeko was a poodle mix my parents got from the SPCA to be 'my' dog. he was the sweetest gentlest little guy and i wish i could have another dog like him. he liked to lick legs and put up with me dressing him in doll clothes.
virginia tech: i went to school there. i put it on my interest list mainly to identify myself as an alumni on the off chance anyone knows me that way and is trying to find me, which is extremely unlikely unless they are still friends with me.