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, We're About 9
, Peter Mulvey
, Barnaby Bright
also love alternative, classical, 80s music, classic pop, musicals
and a bunch of stuff in between. I grew up listening to a bunch of
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.
As far as TV goes, I also have a decent list of still-running shows
including Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nurse Jackie, Modern
Family, Sherlock, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Orphan
Black, but there is much more. 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, this list can go on and
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.
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 science fiction
and nonfiction cultural studies books.