Books: Where to start? I have at least 2 or 3 books going at the
same time, and never leave home without at least one. I find myself
reading more non-fiction these days. I just really enjoy learning
about all kinds of different things, whether it's the history of
the eggbeater (as told in "Consider the Fork" by Bee Wilson) or a
good memoir or biography (like "Listening is an Act of Love: A
Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project").
I enjoy listening to audiobooks in the car. Having a story told to
you is vastly different from reading it, and it's very enjoyable.
So far I've gone through the Harry Potter books, Gregory Maguire's
"Wicked" series, Tolkein, and, in preparation for my yearly 2
months of Halloween, Lovecraft. I've now started "A Game of
Thrones" which is very captivating.
Movies: I used to watch a lot of movies, but not so much these
days. I like all kinds of movies though, from just about every era.
I also really like watching short films online; there's some really
well-done and interesting stuff out there. The Ze Frank videos are
a lot of fun!
Television: I don't watch much (don't have cable or satellite), but
I love The Muppet Show, Archer, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, Daria,
Nickelodeon shows from the 1990's, Upstairs Downstairs, Community,
Arrested Development, Downton Abbey, Adventure Time, The Simpsons,
Futurama, Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, and MST3K.
Music: I have a very eclectic taste in music. Some of what I listen
to these days: David Bowie, Cat Power, Professor Elemental, Spiky,
Bo Hansson, The Beatles, Crispin Hellion Glover, Warren Zevon, The
Band, Tori Amos, Tom Waits, Shel Silverstein, John Denver, The
Cure, The Decemberists, Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Seeger, Bon Iver,
Vince Guaraldi, Bo Hansson, Schoolhouse Rock, Richie Havens, They
Might Be Giants, Dr. John, Oingo Boingo, Beastie Boys, Martin
Simpson, ELO, Van Morrison, David Lynch, Alice Cooper, New Order,
Tears for Fears, Weird Al, Talking Heads, Lucille Bogan, Peter Wolf
Crier, Depeche Mode, Harry Belefonte, Rasputina, Richard Thompson,
The Mallett Brothers, Judy Collins, Medievael Babes, Miranda Sex
Garden, She and Him, Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash, Johnny
Cash, Frank Zappa, etc.
Food: I love to cook and have a few recipes that I keep in constant
circulation, but I'm always looking to experiment. I've got a huge
scrapbook of recipes that I've put together and I'm trying to work
my way through it.