Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, The Lexus and the Olive Tree,
Unbroken, Winner Take All, Winter's Tales + Seven Gothic Tales +
Last Tales (all Isak Dinesen), The Social Animal, When China Rules
the World, The Post-American World, The Big Short + Liar's Poker,
Lamb (funniest book EVER), Lucky You (also hilarious), A Walk in
the Woods (ditto), Hiking Marin, Island of the Blue Dolphins,
Shadow Divers, Sea Change (Powlik), Sea Fever (+ other poems of
John Masefield's), A Child's Garden of Verses, The War of the
Wooden Soldiers (bandit mouse!), Villa Incognito (one weird story),
The Mask of Apollo (+ all of Mary Renault's historic fiction),
Memoirs of a Geisha, Portrait of a Lady, Tess of the D'Urbervilles,
Lord of the Flies, Hawaii + The Caribbean (James Michener), Tai-Pan
+ Shogun (James Clavell), Little Bear (Goes to the Moon + Birthday
Soup), The Signal and the Noise (truth: haven't yet read...in the
stack; can't wait). The list goes on.
Movies: The Quiet American (2002), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999),
Master and Commander, Rear Window, Foul Play, Harold and Maude, 21
Jump Street, Kama Sutra (Mira Nair), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (play
and book are better), Twelve Angry Men, Sophie's Choice, Fargo,
Much Ado About Nothing + Henry V (both Kenneth Branagh), The
Searchers (1956), Pale Rider, The Grudge (huge scary), L.A. Story,
A Fish Called Wanda, Midway, An Officer and A Gentleman, Die Hard
(all), Tequila Sunrise, Pulp Fiction, Footloose, Mamma Mia,
American Graffiti, L.A. Confidential, Raiders of the Lost
Ark/Indiana Jones (all), The Mummy, Breakfast at Tiffany, North by
Northwest + To Catch a Thief, Pirates of the Caribbean (all), The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ocean's Eleven, 007 (any).
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, House, Deadwood, FBI, Voyage to
the Bottom of the Sea, Laugh-In, Downton Abbey of course, Magnum
P.I. (guess why), The Daily Show, Band of Brothers, Boston Legal,
Journeyman (canceled), semis and finals of French Open + Wimbledon
+ U.S. Open (love tennis), Outsourced. Homeland and Breaking Bad on
the list to watch (haven't yet).
Muse, Groove Armada - My Friend, Jason Mraz, Shawn Mullins, Fun,
Van Halen, Sara Tavares, Joao Gilberto, Chopin, Schubert, Debussy,
Mozart of course, Stones, Steve Winwood, Frank Sinatra, Vivaldi,
Brahms, Bach, Boney M., Free, Black John, Little & Ashley, John
Mayer, Queen, Chris Cross, Van Halen. The list goes on.
Broccoli & sweet things at the top of the list, seriously.
Generally not together. Love Szechuan, Hunan, Cantonese, Indian,
Greek/Mediterranean, French, Italian, Spanish + Mexican, regional
American, Japanese/sushi, Moroccan. Cheese and artisan breads. Love
to cook and eat well.