Books/Authors: Mark Twain, Jerry Spinelli, Louis Sachar (esp.
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom), Absolutely Normal Chaos,
Catcher in the Rye, , David Sedaris, The Giant's House, Gogol, Too
Loud a Solitude, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Harry Potter,
The Outsiders, Sherman Alexie, Anagrams (Lorrie Moore), The Giver,
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time, Mr. Punch, Blankets,
A Wrinkle in Time...did I mention that I love adolescent lit?
Movies: Monty Python, Amelie, Star Wars, Office Space, anything Mel
Brooks, Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Benny
& Joon, Harold and Maude, The Big Lebowski, Little Miss
Sunshine, Duck Soup, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Pixar, Scott Pilgrim
vs. the World, Requiem for a Dream, The Princess Bride, etc.
TV: 30 Rock, Parks & Rec., Arrested Development, Boy Meets
World, Modern Family, Party Down, The Office, Freaks and Geeks,
Friday Night Lights, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Project Runway,
Scrubs, Dexter, Firefly, Daria, Doug, etc.
Comedy: Eugene Mirman, Demetri Martin, Dan Cummins, George Carlin,
Bill Cosby, Jon Stewart (he graduated from my high school, damn
it!), Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan. I want to hang out with Tina Fey.
She's pretty awesome.
Music: I like of lot of '90s music, and if you know what "Standing
at a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand" is, you are probably
awesome. Also, They Might Be Giants, Silverchair, Goo Goo Dolls,
Nirvana, Gin Blossoms, Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Barenaked
Ladies, Lady Gaga, MJ, Nada Surf, the Newsies soundtrack, REM,
Better Than Ezra, Dave Brubeck, Harry and the Potters, Marcy
Playground, Oasis, Queen, Smashing Pumpkins, Sponge, the Verve
Pipe, and, of course, Will Smith
Food: Chinese, pizza, edamame, raspberries, PB & J. guacamole,
Indian, soft pretzels, pears, bananas, garlic bread, artichokes. I
like a lot of things, but don't eat fish or seafood. It just smells
funny. If you don't tell me what something is, I'll probably try