Some of the best books I have read:
Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, Lois McMaster Bujold's
Vorkosigan Saga, Spider Robinson's Callahan series, and Writing
Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
I feel that it is my perennial duty to stretch out of my comfort
zone, reading-wise, which means non-fiction and non-sci fi/fantasy.
Most recently I've wandered back into the section of the library
where the books concerned with evolution live.
I don't watch many movies or tv shows. I haven't had cable in more
than five years and I haven't missed it at all.
I'm perfectly willing to watch things that other people want me to
watch, though- especially if it's situation where I am allowed to
do some combination of a) cuddle b) knit and c) comment without
causing discomfort to other viewers. (I have a hard time being
I do not watch horror films.
I mostly listen to Pandora.com in the background, so I don't
remember the names or genres of most of "my" music. I tend to
prefer music that engenders positive feelings- I've thumbs-down-ed
a song for being "too depressing" even if it matches the music area
I'm aiming for on a station.
Some artists that I like: James Brown; Steeleye Span; Daft Punk;
Laura Veirs; Moby; Deanta; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Justice;
Fleetwood Mac; Fiest; The Cottars; Suzanne Vega.
I sincerely enjoy eating, and prefer to take my time over a meal
when I can. I've recently been kind of obsessed with Thai, although
I will still happily eat Indian, American breakfast, Japanese,
I don't think of myself as picky. I'll try most things, and will
occasionally try things I already know I dislike in order to check
if that's still true. I have definite preferences, though.
I don't eat beef or pork, and I aim to have at least half of my
meals be completely vegetarian. When I do eat meat, it usually
isn't the centerpiece of the meal.
Bacon, as everyone knows, is a condiment delivered by kind fairies,
and therefore doesn't count. As it is extremely tiring for the
fairies to fly back and forth from Tir Na Nog to deliver the bacon,
it is best to use bacon sparingly, however.
I eat mostly vegetarian because that is my personal preference. It
also happens to be a choice I have made due to ecological and
monetary concerns, but I am not a crusader by any means.