Turns Me on?

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What turns me on?

GOOD POETRY - Metaphysical: (John Donne & his ultimate defiance, Andrew Marvell, Robert Herrick)
- Romanticism:
(John Keats, William Wordsworth)
- Transcendentalism:
(R. W. Emerson, H. D. Thoreau)
- 20th, Modern and Post-Modern: (Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, e. e. cummings, Edgar Lee Masters, Sojourner Truth);; Thai literature, prose and poetry and so on. (Oh, I kind of like Shakespeare, too!)
- Writing Thai poetry.
GOOD PROSE Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence, Tagore's Gitanjali, a literary technique called "stream of consciousness," stylistic prose, etc.
LANGUAGES Thai, English, Pali, Sanskrit, Khmer, BIG words, writing prose and poetry, reading, translating Thai poetry, Thai songs and Thai texts into English and vice versa, English and Thai grammar rules
BOOKS Annual book fairs, bookstores, good Thai-Eng & Eng-Thai dictionaries (I have more than 50 in my collection), the smell of good & new books, stationery obsession
FINE & VISUAL ART - DESIGN All of Frank Lloyd Wright's works, Gustav Klimt's paintings, graphic design, painting, the arts of make-up, minimalist graphics design, straight lines, curves, Hogart's Line, stained glass art, Christianity art, Greek sculpture, ancient ruins all over the world,  colors, color theories, color applications, traditional Thai art, Indian art, Hindu art, Bali art, Native American art, Modern art, primitive art, H.R. Giger, the Surreal & the Fantastique. More here
FOOD & COOKING Thai, French, Italian, hearty America,  indigenous, good bakeries & desserts, pastries, spices, herbs, sharp quality chef knives, kitchen gadgets (e.g. Ingenio non-stick cooking set -- I own and love it!), tequila-lime-salt, margarita
MUSIC All thing Madonna, Enya, Kitaro, Marilyn Manson, Jazz, New Age, Instrumental, solo violin, medieval choirs, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Carmina Burana, Michael Nyman (esp. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her lover's Soundtrack), Eyes Wide Shut's Soundtrack, traditional Thai verse chanting, Indian chanting, religious chanting, Japanese Bamboo flute, Twin Peaks TV Soundtrack, Julie Cruise
FILMS Peter Greenaway's The cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, surrealistic films, art films, Dead Poet Society & this note, Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet, Fosse's All That Jazz, West Side Story, Les Mis, Cabaret, gay male adult flix, gay flix (Beautiful Thing, I Think I Do, Longtime Companion, Maurice, The Object of My Affection, etc.) Jacobean plays & films (Titus), and so on
MUSICALS All that Jazz, Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Evita, Fame, Fiddler On the Roof, Flower Drum Song, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum, Gigi, The Goodbye Girl, Grease!, Hair, Hello, Dolly!, Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, La Cage Aux Folles, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, On the Town,
Paint Your Wagon, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, RagtimeThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Tommy, Victor/Victoria, West Side Story
TV PROGRAMS Queer as Folk, Discovery Health, TLC, HBO Documentaries (e.g. America Undercover), MTV, Oscar, Golden Globes, Grammy, the Olympics opening & closing ceremonies, Miss Universe & Miss USA telecasts, Ballroom dancing contests, Frank Herbert's Dune, Food TV (esp. Alton Brown's Good Eats, Iron Chef and Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour), Sundance Channel, IFC, PETA's compassionate late-night shows, Style, National Geographic, Cirque du Soleil telecasts
SPORTS Men gymnastics (especially Sean Townsend:-) and  swimming, women gymnastics
MALE PHYSIQUE Eyes, teeth, sideburns, neck, chest, torso, abs, biceps, triceps, thighs, buttocks
GAY... Pride Parades, Orgy, Ménage à Trois, leather fetishButch S & M
ISMS & CULTS Satanism, Snake Worshipping, Existentialism, Perfectionism
FASHION Versace, Thiery Mugler, John Galeano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, fashion shows, Catwalk, satin, chiffon, leather jackets & pants, latex hot pants, men's underwear, cool tank tops
PERFUME & SCENTS Chanel's Egoiste, Davidoff's Cool Water, Dunhill's Desire, Dior's Salvatore Dali, vanilla, lavender, scent of the soil after rain, scent of dry hay, incenses, food aroma (freshly baked bread, cooked jasmine rice)
PSYCHOLOGY The sciences of left & right brains, self-tests, O.C.D, Mental Disorders, a sense of perfection, order of things
THE FOLLOWING MEN -Thai: some of 'em
- Non-Thai: Lots of 'em:-) To wit:  Anderson Cooper, Keanu Reeves (especially in Speed), Jeff Conger, Bill Derringer, Cary Elwes, Matt Keeslar (esp. in Dune), Jack Davenport, Chris Evans (Not Another Teen Movie), Bear Grylls, Josh Bernstein, David Bromstad, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Gary Cooper, George Peppard, Gene Kelly, Queer as Folk's Gail Harold, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Guy Pierce (esp. in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Alex Dimitriades (in this outrageous Greece gay flick Head on), Austin Peck, Ben Affleck, School Ties guys, Rob Lowe, Colin Farrell, Michael Weatherly, Luke Wilson, Tim Daly, David Duchovny, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jerry O'Connell, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Stephen Snedden, Matthew Mcconaghy, Peter Krause, Tobey Maguire, Tom Welling, Val Kilmer, Greg Kinnear, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Knoxville, Michael Landes, male models - male physique, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's Captain Gray Edwards, Will & Grace's Eric McCormack, David, cowboys, International Male models, brand name male models, Curt Cobain, Dr. Brady Barr (NatGeo), the God Shiva, etc.
THE FOLLOWING WOMEN Madonna, Martha Graham, Bette Davis, the Goddess Durga (Gali--Shiva's wife), Helen Mirren, Hyacinth, Borg Queen, Cat Woman
COMPUTER & INTERNET T1 connection, Broadband Cable connection (what I use now), Net surfing, Web page creation, Collins COBUILD on CD-ROM, Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary CD-ROM, Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary CD-ROM Version 3.0, digital painting, digital photography, photo editing, my 6 x 8 Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet Special Edition, Olympus D-490 Z, MS PhotoDraw 2000 V.2, Corel Painter 6, PC fonts (old-looking typefaces like Jean Janon's Garamond and all the modern-looking fonts like those dotted ones), extremely quiet keyboard, Disk Defraggers (my fave is Norton's Speed Disk), watching the graphic of a hard disk being defragged, watching PC viruses being quarantined
TRAVELING Thailand, USA, Canada, Mexico
MISCELLANIES Museums, art galleries, Arts Silpakorn, seas, oceans, steam, bath houses, saunas, Julie Andrew's accent, choreography, calligraphy, people's names & handwritings, campfires, slumber parties, snakes, scorpions, dancing, silver-metallic-liquid-looking objects, bags with lots of compartments, pictures of dead trees, autumn, sunrises, sunsets, dusk, magic


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