Books: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, The Giving Tree,
Freakonomics, The Poisonwood Bible, King Leopold's Ghost, Stupid
White Men, Animal Farm, Arcadia (The Play), Bossy Pants by Tina
Fey, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, any Kate Perry book (she is
a close personal friend and brilliant), In Defense Of Food by
Michael Pollan, Bee Medicine, and all of the Calvin & Hobbes
books. Just started The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks.
Food: A bit of a Foodie. I like most any type of food, culturally
speaking. But can't handle/do not like spicy hot, cilantro, olives,
spiced meats and a few other things. I do have a bit of a sweet
tooth. Hello Kara's Cupcakes. ;) I also love black licorice/anise,
seafood, eggs, and cheese.
I like going to find foods at the Farmers market at the Ferry
Building, and exploring new places to find food in the city.
One of my favorite desserts ever is sold at Mike's Pastries in
Boston; pizzelle Italian waffle cookies with anise, half-dipped in
dark chocolate. To die for! The sad thing is that they don't
deliver that one particular item.
TV: The Newsroom, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, True Blood,
Arrested Development, South Park, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Downton Abbey,
Eddie Izzard (Comedian), and Documentaries.
Movies: Silver Linings Playbook, The Great Gatsby (2013), Safety
Not Guaranteed, Jesus Henry Christ, Goats, Argo, Django, The
Artist, The Red Violin, Being John Malcovich, Eternal Sunshine Of
The Spotless Mind, Salmon Fishing In Yemen, The Illusionist, Black
Book, Fight Club, Royal Tenenbaums, Boxing Helena, Cinema Paradiso,
Harry Potter Films, Pan's Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Fight
Club, Angel Heart, Midnight In Paris, Like Water For Chocolate,
Life Is Beautiful, X-Men Films, Requiem For A Dream, The Indian In
The Cupboard, Million Dollar Baby, Punch Drunk Love, Pedro
Almodovar films, Cabaret (the play more so than the movie), Grease,
Chicago, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
and so many more. Pretty much anything from "chick flicks", to
Indie films, to Zombie movies.
Music: Fiona Apple, Neko Case, Tori Amos (I met her once), Duffy,
Amy Winehouse, Grass Roots, Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Mika,
Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, 10,000 Maniacs (I met
them), Natalie Merchant, Delilah (a very good and long-time
friend), Cheap Trick, Live, Black Sabbath, Enya, Rolling Stones,
Madonna (early), Culture Club, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Concrete
Blonde, She & Him, Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band (why do so
many people dislike this band?), The Police (and Sting), Fleetwood
Mac, Train, Matchbox 20, Death Cab For Cutie, Pete Yorn, Black
Crowes, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, Bush, Kate Bush, Radiohead, Meat
Loaf, Elton John, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Eagles,
Queen, Marc Cohn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood, Sweat & Tears,
James Blunt, Bjork, Ani DiFranco, Stone Temple Pilots, Dead Can
Dance, Better Than Ezra, Stevie Wonder, America, Toadies, Three Dog
Night, Paul McCartney & Wings, Goo Goo Dolls, Paul Simon, Sade,
Cyndi Lauper, Rocky Horror Soundtrack, Pink Floyd, David Bowie,
Depeche Mode, Soundgarden, Loreena McKennitt, Florence And The
Machine, Cirque Du Soleil, A-Ha, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey,
Mazzy Star, Birdy. Also classical, world music and so much more.
Not a big fan of rap, hip-hop, or country.
I've been loving this song lately:
I recently attended the symphony at Davies a few times and really
enjoyed it, so I bought a double four concert pack to attend over
the next few months.
I know it's not music, but I love NPR too.