Books - I don't even know where to start on this one! I love
Science Fiction and Fantasy for my fiction. I tend to collect
antique books, and my latest find was a 1918 edition canning and
food preservation bible. I love this book. Or a book from 1824
about the history of the United States.
When I'm in the library, its kind of like a buffet. I tend to go
through just about every section and dig for treasures. I am picky
about what I read though. It can't be misinformation, it must be up
to date information (unless I'm specifically going over old stuff)
about whatever it is I'm studying, and my fiction writers must be
good. I really do like Bujold.
Absolutely favorite author of all time and an all around great guy
is a local wordsmith by the name of Daniel Meyer. I strongly
suggest checking out his site if you have a touch of wanderlust or
love motorcycles or both! His web page address is
http://lifeisaroad.com/ and he has a few sample stories up for you
to read... but that's just the tip of the iceberg!
Movies - I have a hard time sitting through movies. I get bored
really easily and while I don't mean to wander off, it just
happens. What tends to get my attention is good action flicks,
cheezy kung fu, and historical stuff.
Music - Again, I'm all over the place here. Anything from bouncy
techno and j-pop, to bluegrass, renaissance hymnals, and country. I
LOVE old fiddle music from the turn of the century, and have played
the violin and piano since I was 3.
My main requirements with music is that
#1 it must take talent to play. Strumming one dang key over and
over and over, or singing no more than three notes can turn me off.
.... ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE OFF KEY!
#2 Please don't depress me. Hey, your girlfriend left you, your dog
died, your grammaw got run over by a train, it sucks, but I want to
hear things that make me happy! Not crap that depresses me or
worse, pisses me off.
#3 Don't just be offensive to be offensive. I understand shock
value in making a point, but there's rap lyrics out there that just
make me want to strangle people. Don't you have any self respect
Food - At one fell swoop, I'm a picky eater, and I'm not. I'll TRY
just about anything, but I detest food that is prepared improperly.
I want to try balut someday. I'll try dog if I ever go to china or
wherever. I adore sushi and have to be really careful thinking
about it or I will start craving it. I love turnip greens and
chicken gizzards and cornbread and a good pot of pinto beans.
I don't like foods that have been cooked to death. Bad tex-mex.
Other various and sundry items that people manage to mess up so
badly you're going "What did that poor animal ever do to you?"