TV: Dr Who (old fan... some of my favorite memories is curled up on
the couch watching the Doctor in the red velvet suit late late at
night on PBS with mama and a big bowl of popcorn. It was Our Thing.
Out of the current troupe of doctors, Tennant is the best. Give me
Tennant and a bowl of excellent dark chocolate ice cream and the
world can burn for all I care.
Sherlock is damn nummy.
Connections 1, 2, and 3. I like James Burke and David Attenborough.
I ADORE Stephen Fry.
I watch more documentaries than fiction by a scale of 10-1, and
there will be weeks that go by where I don't turn the tv on.
I flat out REFUSE to watch the news, soap operas, reality tv, or
sports. Although I do enjoy watching a good hockey game from time
to time, but that's the only sport I like.
Books: For my fiction, I tend to go for science fiction and
fantasy. Bujold, Rawn, the Harry Potter series, used to collect the
Dragonlance series. This is my "chocolate truffles" reading. You'll
normally find me with non-fiction though. Nonsense on Stilts,
absolutely anything by Bill Bryson, Summer Moon.
I am a ... textbook (ha!) bibliophile. Speciality is antique
cookbooks, but I have anything from old textbooks, mythologies,
books on historic costumes, etc. Moving is a pain in the
Yes, I do own and love my Kindle. No, it doesn't take the place of
a good book. BUT. It is good for my "chocolate truffles" books.
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 Texas swing and have played the violin and piano since I was
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 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 have been the main
chef of the house for 27 years, and have spent my life with a
passion for learning. Food is what brings people together.
Nourishing the body nourishes the soul. I have been delving quite
heavily into Japanese cuisine for a few years now and things like
Nagasaki simmered pork, okonomiyaki, katsudon, and a few others are
not just known, but a part of the regular rotation of meals.
I don't like foods that have been cooked to death. Bad tex-mex.
Things like those damn little smokies cooked in barbecue sauce in a
crock pot all day you see at potlucks. Overcooked steak.