Attn: Secret Santa
First of all, shoutout to @DawnCloud for organizing this and making it happen. Organizing an event of this magnitude is a true labor of love and often a thankless task...so a big round of applause for her. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
- •I've never done one of these over the internet so hooray for new experiences. Whoever you are out there: don't stress over this...it'll be fun. I figure I'll just put one of these lists out here in an attempt to provide some guidance and reduce any "where do I start" feelings you may have. So here's some stuff I'm into (and not into)...
- •I'm not into modern country and am not crazy about pop, but I do like some pop stuff like The Weeknd, M.I.A., etc. (catchy, but weirdish.) The main things I'm into are weird rock, jazz, alt-folk, etc. Mix CDs rule, so do Spotify playlists!I'm an adventurous listener but something like Dierks Bentley or Kenny Chesney or Ariana Grande or Bruno Mars or Justin Bieber will put me to sleep. Some of my favorite music artists are Nick Cave, Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Grateful Dead, Leonard Cohen, TV on the Radio, Spiritualized, Radiohead, Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, etc. to give you a clue to my aural aesthetic (and overall aesthetic TBH.)
- •I send a good bit of mail so something like postcards with things unique to where you're from on them would be really cool.
- •I'm really into nature and hiking.
- •I'm a big reader. Always into trying new stuff. I'm definitely more of a "literature person" so I'm not into big name fiction authors like James Patterson or John Grisham. I really like stuff set outside of the United States and that is within the last fifty years or so.
- •I really dig modern art and photography.
- •I love refrigerator magnets from weird places.
- •I'm a big sports fan. These are my teams: http://tinyurl.com/jyxll9k
- •But really, whatever you send will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for participating.