I think that overall my interest in popular culture or my knowledge
of music, tv shows and movies is extremely limited compared to most
people that I meet. As a kid, I listened to songs and would never
care who was singing it. I'd even dance, appreciate the artist but
never put the time in to know who I listened to.
When people around me start talking about their favorite bands, I
usually haven't heard of any of them. It's the way that I've always
been, so I don't think that the best way to connect with me is to
talk about some music that you like. But for the sake of it,
growing up, I loved listening to Salt n Peppa, SWV, Tupac and Bell
Biv Devoe. Nowadays, I love dancing to funk and soul more than
As far as movies and TV goes, I watched my share of TV, but when I
was growing up, so often my TV shows were science shows and nature
documentaries. So, if you watched PBS and loved watching 3-2-1
Contact, we might remember some of the same shows, but overall, I'm
ignorant of a lot of the stuff out there. Where I grew up as a kid
in Northern New Mexico, we only had PBS.
I don't have a TV right now, but I enjoy watching The Big Bang
Theory when I go to my grandma's house, but I don't watch any shows
on a regular basis.
As far as movies go, I like fantasy movies alright. I usually have
no idea which movies are out now nor do I usually go to the
theater. I loved watching The Princess Bride with my uncle when I
was in high school and we both lived in my grandpa's basement. I
remember watching Star Trek with him every night until he had to go
to bed, but sometimes we'd stay up late and watch Monty
I also loved Kids in the Hall growing up and I appreciate comedy
such as Hari Kondabolu or Trevor Noah.
As for food, that's completely different. I love to explore all
kinds of different foods. I've already mentioned that I love
cooking. I have fond memories of cooking food with my grandpa when
he was alive. I love Mexican food and I'm proud of my family's food
very much, but I love many cuisines from spicy cuisines like Korean
or Thai to lighter cuisines like Japanese, I haven't found a
cuisine that I dislike yet.
I love inexpensive, non-pretentious food that somebody's grandma
made the best. I love the food in some expensive restaurants, but
they better truly bring the flavor because I don't give a shit
about the atmosphere. And I'm happier when I can go to a hole in
the wall with better food than most fancy places.
As for books, that's tricky, I don't read much fiction. I used to
read a lot of science books when I was younger. I've just started
getting into some ethnic studies books and anthropological books.
In particular, I've been reading a bit about Pueblo Indians as
that's the part of my heritage that I know the least about.