• Books: Anything about music, short stories, some poetry by
friends. Sherlock Holmes is a constant favorite, as is Agatha
Christie. (I have the literary tastes of an 85-year-old British
woman). I wish I had more time to read non-research-related things,
but that's not my current reality.
• Movies: Not really into them - though I'd like to start
watching them more. Lately I've been getting into anything
involving Quentin Tarantino and a lot of the older movies on
• Shows: most things British, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Nova
Science Now, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Arrested
Development, and Phineas and Ferb (which is a children's cartoon,
but it's brilliant)
•Music: I have at least one artist I listen to in every
genre, but I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary country or
contemporary rap or hip-hop.
• Food: I'll try just about anything once. I am very
inclined towards Thai food, Sushi, and Scotch (though not at the
Also, I love art--my aunt is an artist, I have tons of other
friends who are visual artists, and my family owns an art gallery.
I am the person that goes through every exhibit, from Pre-Columbian
art up to the piece painted yesterday.