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
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
TV: Firefly all the way! Then Dexter and Parks & Rec. Such
consistently good shows. 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, so Gogol Bordello or
Pink Martini. Kind of on opposite spectrums.
Song I May Never Get Tired Of: Contact High by Architecture in
Helsinki or Baby I'm Yours by Breakbot
Musician I Wish I Could See: Louis Armstrong
Guilty (not so guilty) Pleasure: Justin Timberlake
One Room Dance Party Music: The Black Kids
Favorite Singer: Camille (basically the Bjork of France)
My Favorite Hometown Band: The Wild Reeds
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 just been getting into this radio drama show
called The Truth and I can't stop listening to it.
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