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Books! I love reading. Generally. Even textbooks to some extent.
Some favorite books from over the years that I still think about
and which make up part of my mind furniture: The Good Earth, 1984,
Brave New World, Wuthering Heights, Ender's Game, Harry Potter,
works by various French playwrights (Corneille, Molière, etc.), the
list could go on but I'll stop there for now.
Movies: again, these are movies I still think about from time to
time. (I rarely re-watch movies, so that is not much of a gauge.)
Tea with Mussolini, Minority Report, The Princess Bride, Disney's
Robin Hood, City of God. I'll have to think more about this
Music: I am not a music geek, but I enjoy upbeat and/or uptempo
music OR songs with a story or a very intense feeling (read Tracy
Chapman or Stevie Nicks.) I also love music that's silly while
still being high-quality (read: Here Come the Mummies- if I'd known
you could do that with improv, I would have stayed in Jazz.)
This could be my entire profile, almost, as food is such a great
metaphor. I love food that is healthy, delicious, beautiful, and
lovingly crafted. I like my food to highlight its primary
ingredients. Let me taste the calamari, the lemon, the red cabbage
even. I rarely turn down new and strange food anymore, or even food
I have not enjoyed in the past. In the right hands, who knows what
might happen? Maybe magic, or a new experience at the very least.
And I'll keep learning, either way. So yes, I have favorite foods,
but more than that I love to discover new favorites, new versions,
and even sometimes the things that don't work.