Books: I like all genres, but I have a special love for imaginative
lit like fantasy and science fiction. My favorite book is probably
"Ender's Game" and my favorite authors include Ray Bradbury and
Ursula K. LeGuin. I'm a pretty hard-core Harry Potter fan; I stop
just short of buying a costume (actually, that's a lie - I do have
a costume). I also like to read scientific and philosophical works:
anything by Plato, Hume, Emerson, Nietzsche, Einstein, Loren
Eiseley, Daniel Dennett, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and
Frans de Waal.
Movies: As with books, I like films with an imaginative edge, like
"Field of Dreams," "The Matrix," "Batman Begins," "The Truman
Show," the "Lord of the Rings" series, the "Back to the Future"
series, and the original Star Wars trilogy (not the plotless
special-effects fart that came afterwards).
Shows: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Lost," "Game of Thrones,"
"Revenge," and "The Office" (American version) are the main ones
I've followed. I don't watch much TV, actually.
Music: I have a wide variety of musical tastes, and I'm always open
to hearing something new. Currently, I'm digging Imagine Dragons,
Lorde, and OneRepublic. It's refreshing to hear songs about
experiences and emotions besides infatuation and heartbreak. If
aliens heard our music, they might wonder if we ever thought about
anything else! Other favorite bands/singers: U2, Journey, Elton
John, Billy Joel, the Beatles, Enya, Josh Groban, James Blunt,
Enrique Iglesias, Era, and Sigur Ros, to name a few. Like I said: a
Food: I'm a very flexible and adventurous eater. Nearly everything
Italian, Mexican, Chinese, or Indian will make my mouth water.
Unfortunately, I've inherited a sweet tooth, but I try to resist
temptation as much as possible and eat healthily (note: I said