Because I work in a largely left-brained job, I crave right-brained activities for balance. At the beginning of the year I started a side project called 5.things about you. It's a pretty simple idea -- random people post five things about themselves that they like or appreciate -- yet the simplicity is inverse to the amount of joy I get from reading about people I don't know. I am not sure why. I know that I love seeing the diversity of lists (I'm funny, I make art of all kinds, I have the balls -- er, ovaries -- to do things that scare me) and cultures (Spain, London, Illinois, Equador). But mostly it's the earnestness that touches my heart. It's like watching someone dance as if no one is looking.