Also, I lived in a sorority house my freshman year.
One of these days, I'll have to pick one, but that day is not this one.
1. Pascal's Pensees, Meet the Feebles, 20th century classical, Thai stir-fried eggplant.
2. Eco's The Name of the Rose, The Name of the Rose, Rush, green or Christmas chiles relleno.
3. Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, The Triplets of Belleville, French café jazz, cassoulet and pale ale.
4. Fuentes' Death of Artemio Cruz, A Clockwork Orange, Gustav Mahler, homemade pesto with fresh pasta.
5. Brodo & Brodo's Lichens of North America (long story), Waltz With Bashir, Jethro Tull, tortas ahogadas.
6. Webster's The White Devil, In Bruges, assorted folk/bluegrass/western swing, anything with my weird home-grown chiles.
7. Emily Post's Etiquette, 1937 edition (where does the cake fork go?),What's Up, Doc? Rah Brahs, various animated short films, Lebanese okra stew.
Other random people/things I like: Cartier-Bresson, Joanna Howells, Yoshiyuki Iwase, Carlo Crivelli, Paul Delvaux, Rhodia pads, fountain pens, handwritten letters, Bianchi and lugged steel bicycles, anything that went out of fashion 70 years ago, old cameras, strange glassware.
And just because lists should always have an odd number of items, I'm pretty sure half the things I wrote above should really be down here--but I do have a special fondness for my pens.
—You truly believe the "rules" dictating how people interact in relationships should be scrapped in favor of honesty, openness, and equality.
—You want to argue about some finer point of grammar, syntax or usage in my profile.
Oh yeah, the usual addendum that everyone adds after they play around here long enough: it's pronounced "Ariston." Long story.