i think people are at their most amusing when they are not trying to be. i really don't like cats, peas, lima beans and walnuts. i think warren zevon, george carlin and my father were brilliant. i think travel is the only way to honestly perceive the world. i like woody allen and randy newman. i think suburbs are soulless. i have mixed emotions about organized religion and party politics. i read people well. i only use blue pens. i lived on a kibbutz for a while but decided i prefer hotels. i have never eaten chopped liver (or any innards for that matter). i like parentheticals (obviously) and hypotheticals. i don't sit still very well. i like euphemisms, but not political correctness. i think hitting a baseball is an art form, and one day plan to play in the world series of poker. chuck berry and bob dylan make up the foundations of my taste in music. i am turned off by the improper use of "quotation marks." i could never eat more than three eggs in one sitting. i don't like clutter and am - stylistically and functionally - a minimalist.