I love reading, I am a fiction gal. EG. His Dark Materials
(Pullman), A Visit from the Goon Squad (Egan), Cavalier & Clay
(Chabon) Anything by Jean Giono, especially Joy of Man's Desiring.
Anais Nin, Henry Miller. The Lord of the Rings. For semi-mindless
entertainment I adore the Simenon novels about Inspector
Also I dig cooking memoirs, like Blood Bones & Butter by
Gabrielle Hamilton. And books about sex and relationships, like
Bonk by Mary Roach, or Sex at Dawn (amazing read!), or Opening Up
by Tristan Taormino.
Not a big TV watcher, but I do love Game of Thrones, Mad Men and
the occasional Niners game, and while on Jet Blue I can watch an
endless amount of HGTV. Ouch.
I like movies in theory but never seem to carve out time to go.
Some faves are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Room with a
View (the one with Helena Bonham Carter), Singing in the Rain. Oh,
and old Eddie Murphy. I liked the last Jarmusch movie.
Music: Love love love music. no opera, no country (though bluegrass
I like). Wide range in music...right now lots of Glenn Gould
playing Bach (especially at work),The National, Andrew Bird, Wild
Flad, Erlend Oye, Chris Joss, Ursula 1000, Local Natives. Chic.
Parliament. Old REM, Kate Bush, David Sylvian of any era. I love
jazz, too, from Sonny Clark to John Zorn. Add in a bit of Bossa
Nova, a dose of Yacht Rock, and 3 days worth of funk, and you will
have an idea of the 12000 songs in my itunes file.
And food? Papardelle bolognese. Fried artichokes. Pulled pork. Tea
leaf salad. Carnitas. Fennel. Fennel pollen. Steak tartare. Tuna
tartare. Peaches. English toffee. Collards. Lobster with drawn
butter. Spicy green papaya salad. Vindaloo. Bacon (mmm bacon
candy). Ramen, rice noodles, buccatini...did I mention I like food?