Books: The Stranger (all time favorite), Oryx and Crake, Old Man
and the Sea, Brave New World, Call of the Wild, The Handmaids Tale
(Atwood anyone?), Into the Wild, Veronika Decides to Die,
Fahrenheit 451. Most my reading has been the paper lately. Yeah,
Music: Bo Diddley (favorite musician in high school), Black Keys
(favorite band in college), The Band, old school R&B like Otis
Redding, Marvin (Got To Give It Up is my anthem) and Bill Withers,
90s Alternative, Tune-Yards, folk and bluegrass: Paul Curreri, Nick
Drake of course and Jody Stecher. Newer music: The War on Drugs,
Tame Impala, Ben Howard, Now, Now, the Wood Brothers, Unknown
Mortal Orchestra and Whale Belly. The Kishi Bashi NPR Tiny Desk
Concert has an awesome version of "Atticus, in the Desert".
I like music with energy, a good beat, fun to dance to, good
driving music. I'm constantly on Spotify and my favorite music
podcasts are NPR: All Songs Considered and MP3 of the Day.
TV: How the Universe Works, the Wire, Arrested Development,
Portlandia, Workaholics, Spaced, The Adventures of Pete &
Movies: Comedies mostly. I'll watch just about any movie that's on
cable and will watch the Last Waltz any day of the week. Others:
Sleeper, Hot Fuzz, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, the Midnite
Movies (old horror movies), The King's Speech, Freakonomics, Hot
Tub Time Machine. If you scoff at that last one, get over it, that
movie is ridiculous.
Food: Two absolute favorites are unagi and huevos con chorizo, with
my mom's enchiladas as my favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas dish.
2012 was the year of falafel.
2013 has been all about eating healthy. More than the recommended
daily servings of vegetables kind of healthy. I'm a recreational
vegan, I guess. Ain't no thang. More energy than I've ever had