Help your potential matches find common interests.
Novels should open better on the whole...my book might start,
"Bitch, I'm just writing some shit, and you already know,"
belched the 14 year old good reverend to his stunned
(okay maybe that's not quite it yet)
Fiction: that book about love triangles, birds and politics that's
quite popular these days, or was. blah blah blah Sedaris, blah
blah, Roth, Junot Diaz, Zadie Smith, Wallace, (hold this spot for
the forthcoming Salinger books)
Non fiction: currently it's, "Ascent of the A-Word", the Steve Jobs
Something by Krugman
MOVIES: there may be subtitles
or they may involve Spike Jonze, Spike Lee, Mike Leigh, Ang Lee,
Allen, Apatow, Tarantino, Tornatore
SHOWS: Wicked was unexpectedly good(toss toss toss)...
TV? Mad Men, (until this crappy penultimate season with Pete's
mother "lost" at sea), news and newsy shows, Boondocks (Judo kick,
chop chop chop) TCM...
RADIO? PRARIE HOME COMPANION, CAR TALK, WAIT WAIT, The Moth...
Radio Lab, This Amer... Sigh, all of it. Fine.
MUSIC: Phillip Glass, Lumineers, Son Lux...Tin Hat Trio, Hendrix,
Mudanin kata, Idan Raichel, PRINCE, Alison Krauss, a lot of swing,
something geeky or old or slightly odd. Also,
there may be beats involved. Occasionally. HARD SP12 or Mpc3000,
FOOD: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asian, fusion, grains, nuts,
berries, leaves, branches, light gravel, bird seed,
ten year old la-di-da California reds possibly made from
Beckstoffer To Kalon harvests, etc