I'll read just about anything that catches my eye, but I'm not
really into sci-fi / fantasy. Recently, I decided to try out The
Hunger Games trilogy and was pleasantly surprised. I devoured
everything by RA Salvatore in high school; maybe I should give it
another chance. I have read all of The Wheel of Time
the last one), and while I'm sad that Robert Jordan passed away,
this new guy is awesome. It's about time for me to re-read the
whole series to get back up to speed for the last one. Other
authors I enjoy include Judith Tarr, Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy,
Jane Smiley, Faye Kellerman, Phillipa Gregory, Stephen King, Ann
Rice, JK Rowling, Harry Turtledove, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice
Sebold, Jane Hamilton. Unfortunately, I don't have much time to sit
and read uninterrupted these days, so I'm mostly content with
magazine subscriptions, and the occasional weekend reading binge
when I go through an entire book in two days.
I have ADHD, so watching movies can be a chore, but I like
outrageously funny stuff that doesn't require deep thoughts to
enjoy. My husband and I met at a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast
party, and used to be Brad and Janet together, while we were
engaged in real life. Is that cute or what?? Movies I like: Wedding
Crashers, The Hangover, Anchorman, Something About Mary, any Monty
Python movie, Harry Potter, and we LOVED "This is 40".
I'm a fan of funny and light-hearted shows - Scrubs, How I Met Your
Mother, Doctor Who, 30 Rock, and Mythubusters are in heavy rotation
at our house. We have binged watched both seasons of Orange is the
New Black (almost time for season 3!) and are enjoying Unbreakable
Kimmy Schmit. And what suburban mom doesn't love house porn shows?
Rehab Addict, Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and we can't wait for
more Two Chicks and a Hammer.
Dave Matthews Band is an old favorite of mine. We try to go every
summer, but things like having babies and going to the Police
reunion tour get in the way some times. Some artists I like off the
top of my head: Sting, The Police, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason
Mraz, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Harry
Connick Jr., James Taylor, Metallica (old stuff, please), Paul
Simon, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Santana, The Doors, Eric Clapton,
Michael Buble, Adele, Katy Perry, No Doubt, Jimi Hendrix, Lily
Allen, and that one Eminem song from the movie "8 Mile". I gotta
jam to that one! I was recently introduced to Mumford and Sons by a
coworker, and now I'm hooked. It's one of my favorite Pandora
Food-wise, I'm pretty open to most cuisines. However, I do NOT like
fish (yes this includes sushi!), mushrooms, raw onions, or super
spicy food. Mexican, Thai, Italian, Greek, Japanese (yes there is
Japanese food that's cooked), Cajun/Creole a la Yats, good ol'
Midwestern comfort food ... so long as it's got good flavor and
none of the above ingredients, I'm game. I'm interested in trying
new cuisines, so if you know of a great ethnic place, let me know
and I might be interested.