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I have a very long list of favorites but I'm going to try to keep
it to the rule of three, for mystery! And science.
Books: Everything is Illuminated. Jonathan Strange. Harry Potter. I
was actually on a muggle quidditch team in college. Goooo O.W.L.S.
(Original Wizarding League of Spartans)!!! Or authors: Jonathan
Safran Foer, Christopher Moore and Aimee Bender. Though I just read
two Rainbow Rowell books and loved them!
Web Comics: Dinosaur Comics, A Softer World, and Questionable
Movies: Well my younger self wants me to say Lord of the Rings, but
actually by 3 favorite movies are probably: Pan's Labyrinth, Babel
and Revolutionary Road though there are many other contenders. Saw
Boyhood recently and can't get it out my head.
TV: Firefly all the way! Then Parks & Rec and probably The West
Wing or Gilmore Girls. They both have great writing. Oh And it
feels like a sin not to include Daily Show somewhere in here.
Music: This is hardest for me to pick just 3 because I think the
more you love music, the more music you love. So instead I will
offer some highlights:
Favorite album: Thao & Mirah
Favorite Concert: Well I can't say Thao again (though it was
everything I hoped it would be), so Gogol Bordello or Pink Martini.
Kind of on opposite spectrums.
Song(s) I May Never Get Tired Of: Contact High by Architecture in
Helsinki, Baby I'm Yours by Breakbot or Amanaemonesia by Chairlift.
Seriously, if you need a boost to your day, just listen to any of
Musician I Wish I Could See: Louis Armstrong
Guilty (not so guilty) Pleasure: Justin Timberlake
Bedroom Dance Party Music: Black Kids
Favorite Singer: Camille (basically the Bjork of France)
Sunday Afternoon Music: Kings of Convenience
I have a playlist called LOL Jams that brings me great joy.
Okay I think that's enough.
Podcasts: This is even harder because radio is my thang but if I
had to pick it would be Radiolab, How to Do Everything, and
Wiretap. Though I've been falling in love with The Memory Palace.
If you want to hear incredibly beautiful short stories about
history, you need to listen to this show.
Food: I will admit it, I'm a foodie. I love anything unique,
homemade or gourmet so I'll pick my favorite restaurants: Screen
Door in PDX, Pasta Piatti in Ashland and Morning Glory, also in
Ashland. Oh and I'm vegetarian but not extremely strict about
Theater: I also really love theater. One of my favorite things to
do is go see a play. I don't know if I can pick my top 3 but I do
go the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year and not just for