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 veggies.
Oh man, the big music question… I’m probably getting too old to
admit this, but I still love house/techno music -- in the car and
on my workout iPod. 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: Mad Men,
Wilfred, Colbert Report/Daily Show, Top Chef, Chopped, SNL (I’m a
believer, even when it’s bad), Parks & Recreation, Modern
Family, Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Big Bang Theory, HGTV,
Arrested Development. RIP 30 Rock. (Man, that sounds like I watch a
lot of tv -- I do get outside a lot, I swear!)
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…
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.