Let's go in reverse order..
I love way too much food, but if i had to choose favorites it would
Indian and Thai.
For music, I lean towards singer-songwriters with a folky-rock bent
that most of you probably have not heard about (Dar Williams
, Patty Larkin,
The Weepies, Girlyman
) but also love alternative,
classical, 80s music, classic pop and a bunch of stuff in between.
I grew up listening to a bunch of Billy Joel
and U2. The number of musicians that I
like would be way too long to list, so I'll just leave it at that
sampling and feel free to ask me if you want a more comprehensive
list. Let's just say that I love going to concerts and am very
passionate about the music I like.
My favorite movies include The Shawshank
(robbed of the Oscar), The Princess Bride, When Harry Met
, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars
, Little Miss Sunshine
Contact, most of the even numbered Star Trek
movies, and most any
movie (especially ones where he gets Johnny Depp to play dress up).
I also tend to be a sucker for a decent romantic comedy or
sci-fi/comic book action flick.
Hrmm..no option for the small screen? Well, I'll just stick that in
here. I also tend to watch a decent amount of TV, with Fringe,
Doctor Who, The Office, Chuck, 30 Rock, Weeds and How I Met Your
Mother being my current scripted show favorites. I also can be seen
watching some reality shows, mainly in the form of Project Runway,
Top Chef, The Mole, So You Think You Can Dance and my personal
favorite, The Amazing Race. I watch The Daily Show and The Colbert
Report to get my daily dose of news. As with music and movies, this
list can go on and on.
I can't really say I have many favorite books (does the Complete
Calvin and Hobbes count?)...I mean I love to read when I have the
time, but somehow it's harder for me to judge books then say TV
shows, music, or movies. I just get so engrossed in what I read
that it's just a happy form of escapism and delightfulness. I
enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series, loved To Kill A
Mockingbird, find Kurt Vonnegut amazing, and welled up a bit while
reading The Joy Luck Club. I also have a thing for nonfiction
cultural studies books.