Jim Goldblum

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About Me


the thing to do is to plant flowers, and not to be afraid.


I'm a pretty quirky dude. I try to enjoy my life as much as possible, and sometimes I'm successful. It's the attempt, though, that keeps me blithely chugging along.


[When Vonnegut tells his wife he's going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says well, you're not a poor man. You know, why don't you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I'm going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don't know. The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don't realize, or they don't care, is we're dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we're not supposed to dance at all anymore.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Links(!): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR2007030900715.html


Portugal, UK, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Chile, the US o' A. My hosts were glorious.


food, beer, journalism, documentary films, film film, standup comedy, nature yeah yeah nature, my family, learning/butchering foreign languages, tennis, climbing, dancing onstage at concerts, learning to hitchhike (oh, there's a curve), being with good friends on deserted beaches, finding the perfect dive bar, getting deep into it

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Five Obstructions, Apocalypse Now, Harold and Maude, Best of Youth, Paris, Texas, Secretary, Heima, Amelie, Ratatouille

Music (recently): Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West, Electrelane, Dr. Dog, Sigur Ros, Spiritualized, Ezra Furman, Pavement, Silver Jews, Built to Spill, Radiohead.

Books: Portnoy's Complaint (you can't deny who you are), The Master and Margarita, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Heart of Darkness, Camus, Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Wallace Stevens

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been hunted by a bird of prey and stepped on a penguin on the same day.

I danced in a music video with the Arcade Fire and a tag team of 5-yr olds on Pancake Mountain, a punk rock Sesame St of sorts (see video here and scour the 58-second mark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT7w82dLJrE)

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