Books; One of my favorite authors is Johnathan Leatham. I read 'The
Kraken' by China Mieville and I'm looking forward to more of his
work but haven't laid my hands on it yet. I read a bit of pulp
mixed in with heavier, more classic books. I'm taking a break
between the 4th and 5th books of the Game of Thrones series to read
Don Quixote, and may be Kavalier and Clay, and/or Perdido Street
Station. At some point I thought I would name my son Ender.
Movies; I don't know that I've been blown away by any movies
recently, I've watched most of the latest kids movies and the crop
of comic book films in recent years but I'd love to see something
good and new.
Shows; I don't watch much TV any more but tend to watch whole
series when they become available online. I loved Firefly, and
Battle Star and most of what J.J. Abrams has been up to. Dr. Who,
Top Gear, and Dexter. I like This Old House, Nova, and Nature on
Music; The Sleigh Bells and My Goodness are two of my newer
favorites. I've been digging into the Mountain Goats and the
Flaming Lips back catalogs. Old favorites include Morphine,
Radiohead, Soul Coughing, Muddy Waters, The Clash. Music is best
loud an if possible live, preferably in a venue no larger than The
Showbox, ideally the size of the Tractor. The Bottom of the Hill in
SF is still one of my favorite rooms.
Food; Yes, please. I think Vietnamese is my favorite cuisine but
Mexican is my go-to food, then again I would live off of sushi were
that economically viable, and you know, the mercury thing, and the
over fishing thing. In the kitchen I love the slow cooker and
broiling, googling a list of ingredients and improvising from
there. I recently made a Lamb, apricot, and green olive 'tagine' in
the slow cooker for game night potluck, it was really good.