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I like books that tell good stories, or reveal important truths (or
even better, both of those things). Hitchhiker's Guide, all of
Vonnegut and Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, all of Philip K. Dick's shorts that I've read so
far... those are probably some of the more high-brow things I have
truly enjoyed. I like to read letters and correspondence from
famous or noteworthy people as well (as an aside, if you have never
been to Letters of Note, you should go there now!), because
interesting. The account of Aldous Huxley's death, written by his
wife in a letter to her... sister(??) was one of the most
heartbreaking and beautiful things I've ever read, it literally
moved me to tears. Kurt Vonnegut's letter to his family that he
wrote immediately after living the events that inspired
Slaughterhouse 5 is every bit as powerful as the work that followed
it. But mostly I read much less impressive stuff, a lot of
crappy-to-mid-range fantasy and sci-fi, and a fair amount of comics
(I like artwork).
Music, there are a couple genres I know I don't like, some flavors
of punk and metal and other "wall of noise" stuff that I just don't
seem to have the right ear for. I listen to a lot of pop, rock,
rap, and electronic stuff I suppose. As far as favorite artists...
Kid Cudi, Kanye West, The Beatles, Outkast, Imogen Heap, Brad
Sucks, Weezer (like their first three albums), Radiohead, Infected
Mushroom, Deadmau5, a lot of stuff that David Guetta has made or
produced (the man makes a slick beat, alright?), Pink Floyd, Daft
Punk... Also Johnny Cash, Bill Withers, some Jimi every now and
then. I can dig some classical.
I could write as much about food as I have in this box already.
Short version: I am mostly a texture eater, I like foods that are
crunchy or melt in your mouth, or that have interesting contrasts
in their textures (the crispy shell on a good croissant that gives
way to soft, wispy inner parts is basically heaven). I could
probably never get tired of good plain cheese pizza (and hey maybe
throw some fresh basil on there after it comes out of the oven,
yeah? Also some Frank's Red Hot (chefs can have trashy tastes,