In my free time, I bike around as much as possible, enjoy live music at small venues, buy too many used records at Amoeba, host group movie nights, try new restaurants and bars, travel whenever I can find the time (whether it be a local day trip or an across-the-globe adventure), visit farmers' markets and cook often, and generally try and explore every nook of this expansive and endlessly fascinating city.
I'm getting better at... cooking, playing guitar, and not succumbing to procrastination.
MOVIES: 12 Monkeys, Adventureland, Airplane!, Alien, Amélie, American Psycho, Animal House, Back to the Future, Being There, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Blade Runner, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Boogie Nights, Brazil, Brick, Children of Men, Christine, Control, Dazed and Confused, Dead Alive, Deep Red, Donnie Darko, Dr. Strangelove, Drive, Ed Wood, Evil Dead, Fargo, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Fly, Ghostbusters, Halloween, Hanna, Harold and Maude, Heat, High Fidelity, The House of the Devil, In Bruges, Jacob’s Ladder, The Jerk, Jurassic Park, Leon: The Professional, Lost Highway, Magnolia, Manhunter, Metropolis, Midnight in Paris, Moon, The Muppet Movie, Network, Oldboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Point Break, Psycho, The Raid, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Re-Animator, Repo Man, RoboCop, Scott Pilgrim, Secretary, Shaun of the Dead, The Shining, Something Wild, Stop Making Sense, Superbad, Survive Style 5+, Suspiria, Thief, The Thing, This Is Spinal Tap, Vampire’s Kiss, Videodrome, Wet Hot American Summer, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Zardoz
SHOWS: Archer, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Check It Out!, Childrens Hospital, Community, Coupling, Extras, Fargo, Firefly, Flight of the Conchords, Freaks & Geeks, Futurama, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Good Eats, Human Giant, An Idiot Abroad, Long Way Round, Look Around You, Louie, Miami Vice, Mr. Show, MST3K, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, Punky Brewster, Sealab 2021, Sherlock, Spaced, The State, Stella, True Detective, Twin Peaks, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Venture Bros.
MUSIC: !!!, Air, The Animals, The Arcade Fire, Bat for Lashes, Bauhaus, Big Black, The Black Angels, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Buzzcocks, Can, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Coral, Elvis Costello, The Cramps, The Cure, Daft Punk, Dead Meadow, Depeche Mode, DeVotchka, Neil Diamond, Einsturzende Neubauten, Electrelane, Brian Eno, Roky Erickson, The Faint, The Fall, The Feelies, The Fleshtones, The Four Tops, Gang of Four, The Ghastly Ones, Philip Glass, Goblin, Robyn Hitchcock, Hot Chip, The Jam, Joy Division, King Crimson, The Kinks, The Knife, LCD Soundsystem, Liars, M83, Magazine, Man Man, MC5, Ministry, Mr. Bungle, Neutral Milk Hotel, New Order, NIN, Oingo Boingo, Pixies, Primal Scream, The Psychedelic Furs, Pulp, Jonathan Richman, Roxy Music, Secret Chiefs 3, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Patti Smith, Smog, The Soft Boys, Sonic Youth, Spiritualized, Spoon, The Stooges, Suede, Super Furry Animals, Swans, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Television, Tool, TV on the Radio, Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Scott Walker, Wire, X, XTC, Yeasayer, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, The Zombies
FOOD: Pretty much everything. If I have to pick favorites, they'd be sushi, Thai, Mexican, Indian, authentic New York pizza, eggs benedict, flatbreads, and anything with avocado.
If you couldn't tell, I'm not great at narrowing things down.
How about this... I've never had a hot cup of coffee. It's not really private, but it tends to shock and surprise most people. Before you ask, I don't know, it just never happened.