Books: Atonement, Midnight's Children, Tracks, Where the Air Is
Clear, As I Lay Dying, The Crying of Lot 49, Pale Fire, Moby Dick,
and Beloved number amongst my favorite novels. Admittedly, I
occasionally re-read parts of Paradise Lost for fun. And I would
love to replace occasionally with frequently. Keats is my favorite
of the Romantics. I also read a fair amount of nonfiction in my
spare time, mostly history. I will probably ruin our first date by
going on and on about Milton. I know, I'm an asshole.
Movies: The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Donnie Darko,
Velvet Goldmine, Frida, Trainspotting, Pleasantville, The Nightmare
Before Christmas, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, La Vie en
Rose, Midnight in Paris, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Jurassic
Park (duh). I also invented a Pacific Rim drinking game with a
friend of mine. SyFy original movies are one of my favorite things
about this young century.
Shows: I don't have a TV, but these are the things I miss about it:
Dexter, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, True Blood, Parks and Rec. I just binge-watched the
first 4 episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones; I'm starting
to get annoyed by the amount of stylized sexual violence in
Music: Radiohead, The Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Bob
Dylan, Damien Rice, REM, Steve Earle, Pulp, Gillian Welch, The
Rolling Stones. I'm more likely to be listening to classical KDFC
than anything else, though. It helps me study. It keeps me calm and
intellectually stimulated at the same time. I'm really looking
forward to this year's Stern Grove because of Vetiver, Smokey
Robinson, Darlene Love, Andrew Bird, the SF Symphony. The bluegrass
festival is like fucking Christmas morning to me.
Food: I'm not a picky eater (and have a relatively low tolerance
for adults that are), but i go absolutely bananas for Mexican,
Thai, or Italian.