These lists used to be really freakin' long. So let's just say that
I read A LOT. To keep it short here are some genres: Elizabethan
poetry/plays, Romantic and Victorian British Poetry and Lit, Late
Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Literary Decadence,
Modernism, some Post-Modernism (esp. metafiction and post-colonial
writings, e.g. Rushdie), Philosophy - Nietzsche, Schopenhauer,
Rawls - Cultural Theory - Bourdieu, Foucault, Frankfurt
I don't own a TV, but I do have a home theater digital projector
and a big screen. I watch lots of old movies. One of my current
projects is to watch the 1000 greatest movies ever made. Lists are
arbitrary, but for what it's worth here's the one I'm using:
I started at the top of the list spring '08, and I'm up to around
When I was a baby my mom would put me down for naps with classical
music playing. So I fell in love with Schubert and Mozart when I
was very small. Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, and Shostakovich can
bring me to tears. And I simply must go to Bayreuth one day to see
Wagner performed. I love most other forms of music, but with
varying degrees of passion.
I love most things about food. Its production, its preparation, and
(most) its consumption. Was vegan for ten years, now just tend to
avoid meat (with exceptions made for trying new things).
I'm going to add one category here: Games!
I'm a fan of playing slightly complicated, slightly geeky
(Eurostyle) board games -- Settlers, Agricola, Ticket to Ride,
Pandemic, etc. - as well as all manner of other games. If you enjoy
play, we'll probably get along.