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Pillars of the Earth / World Without End is my favorite fiction
book. I still have a soft spot for Animal Farm. I used to be a
pretty avid Stephen King (IT, The Stand) and Dean Koontz (Watchers,
Midnight) reader, but as time has gone on, I've found I've been
reading less fiction.
Nixonland and Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein are some of the
best U.S. Political History books I've read recently. The Years of
Lyndon Johnson is hands down one of the best political biography
I've read. Currently reading a book on Teddy Roosevelt. Can't get
enough of TR!
I'm a huge movie fan. Sneakers, LOTR Trilogy, and Shawshank
Redemption probably remain my favorite. Other movies I enjoy
include, but are not limited to Dr. Strangelove, Terminator 2, Star
Trek I:: Wrath of Khan, Usual Suspects, Die Hard, etc I definitely
enjoy a night out (or in) watching a recent (or not so recent)
I'm a bit nerdy, so also like political/historical documentaries.
Recently watched Boogie Man recently and really enjoyed it. Fog of
War, The War Room, and Ken Burn's Prohibition, and The Dustbowl are
also pretty good.
Currently: Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Mad Men,
Breaking Bad (I know it recently ended, I'm in denial), The Daily
Show, House of Cards, The Americans, Helix Alpha House, and I
occasionally catch How I Met your Mother.
Historically: The Wire, Any of the Star Treks, Simpsons up to
season 12 or so, The West Wing, any of the Stargates (even
Universe!) Battle Star Galactica, Band of Brothers,
Honestly, I'm a bit of a fair weather fan. For football its first
and foremost 49ers, second - whomever is playing the Dallas
Cowboys. For baseball, its the Giants, and then the Nationals. I
probably end up watching more Nats games though, due to the ease of
going to a game. I
I love food. Often times when friends or co-workers put together a
lunch type thing and ask I want to go, I will just respond "I like
food" (which is an affirmative). That said, like every Californian
in DC I am always craving some good Mexican food. I would call
myself a "meat and potatos" type of guy, but I honestly really do
like vegetables as well. So again, I like food.
My musical tastes are pretty eclectic (I realize that is not an
original thing to say). Broadly speaking I'd say I have three
sources of music - songs of middle school to college (Nirvana, Red
Hot Chile Peppers etc) 70s/80s music that I got from my older
sister (AC/DC, Def Leppard, etc Led Zepplin, The Stones) and music
from my childhood/mother (folksy music - John Denver, Cat Stevens,
the Beatles etc, Johnny cash)
I do enjoy listening to whatever the most recent pop hit is, but I
have a feeling that few will become part of my favorites.