I'm easy to please with exotic foods —if I’ve never heard of it, I
must try it!—with a special love for Thai, Indian, Japanese,
Mexican, Barbeque, Jewish delicacies & pickled vegetables of
Oh man, the big music question… I’m probably getting too old to
admit this, but I still love house/techno music. (Some funny
stories about my run-ins with Moby available to share). I also dig
hip hop. And then comes bluegrass/folk. Yup, you read that right. I
don’t go to nearly enough live concerts though, something I keep
hoping to rectify. Most recent ones include: Of Monsters and Men
(before they got big), The Killers (ok, after they got big), Foster
the People (before), Sting (obviously after; I’m not *that* old),
the Cranberries (25 years after), and U2 (they were my first
concert ever at age 16 and will never get old for me.)
Guilty Pleasures (tv shows), in no particular order: Top Chef, Mad
Men, Wilfred, SNL (I’m a believer, even when it’s bad), Parks &
Recreation, Modern Family, Deadliest Catch, Big Bang Theory, The
Voice, The Golden Girl & The Cosby Show re-runs.
Movies…if it’s not too violent, I’ll watch it. Even the occasional
horror movie, despite my not liking them and the nightmares they
And on to fave books…
Twilight and 50 Shades of Gray. JUST KIDDING! I judgmentally look
down upon people who read this junk. Blech.
Went through a looong 18th century Russian lit phase. That’s over
for now, but I still like to re-read the classics.
Everything is Illuminated. Makes me laugh just thinking about it. I
generally love all dysfunctional family-based story lines.
Also, some timely reads --
Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools. Riveting.
And horrifying if you're thinking of having kids someday. My god,
our school system is effed up.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Easy to critique
the author's methods, but for the depth of compassion it evokes for
hard-working minimum wagers, I wish it were required reading for
every 6-figure+ earner.