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Books: Austerlitz, The Unbearable Lightness of Being,
Mother Night, The Stranger, The Fall, The Magus, Steppenwolf,
Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide, Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul),
Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Small Gods, etc.)
I am not reading anything right now but I would love to pick
something up that celebrates New York. Maybe something surreal.
Movies: Harvey, A Boy and His Dog
Music: My musical tastes stopped evolving about 10 years
ago. As I flick through my device, I see that I have MP3s of Andrew
Bird, Beatles, Belle and Sebastian, Bishop Allen, The Decemberists,
Jesus and the Mary Chain, Miles Davis, Modest Mouse, Paul Simon,
Radio Head, Bob Dylan, and The White Stripes. And podcasts. I do
have a friend that burns CDs and sends them as an update to the
musical world; the stuff is good but too wide ranging to
Food: I think I used to be a food snob...but then I
returned to student life. And now I think I will go back to being a
food snub. A food snub on a budget? Okay, I can work with
TV: Like many people, I pretend I don't watch much TV.
But, of course, I do. I love Doctor Who. I am still watching The
Walking Dead though it is starting to feel a little like a crack
addiction. Others: Star Trek TNG, the Twilight Zone, Firefly,
Jekyll, Sherlock, Orphan Black, many things BBC.
I have decided that, when bored, I am just going to keep adding
categories of things to have favorites of. I am on a rather slow
rotation so this could get pretty ridiculous.
Podcasts: Radiolab, Wait wait don't tell me, BBC world
update, 7am NPR news summary, This American Life. Planet Money,
Slate's Political Gabfest.
Board games: Settlers of Catan, Dixit, Contagion
Dogs: Most any dog will do but I am partial to black labs,
yellow labs, brown labs, whatever colored labs, lab mixes
(especially the ones that look like stuffed animals) and mastiff