Help your potential matches find common interests.
Generally I like things that make me think. Or laugh. Or possibly
feel. Maybe. It depends on the feeling.
Nonfiction, which is its own creature: The Selfish Gene, Under the
Banner of Heaven, Team of Rivals, A Room of One's Own, The Bottom
Billion, Bossypants, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, God is not
Great, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and pretty much every essay
David Foster Wallace ever wrote.
Fiction, which is its creator's, at first: 1984, The Sandman, East
of Eden, Girl Genius, Neuromancer, The Great Gatsby, Nana to Kaoru,
The Gods Themselves, The Windup Girl, The Old Man and the Sea,
Slaughterhouse Five, Watchmen, The Forever War, Huckleberry Finn,
Three Parts Dead.
Poetry, which is not in style: Not Waving but Drowning, Good-by and
Keep Cold, Daddy, An Essay on Criticism, On Seeing the Elgin
Marbles, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, The Walrus and the
Carpenter, Failing and Flying, and anything by Emily
Movies/Theatre: Lawrence of Arabia, The Merchant of Venice, Wicked,
Phantom of the Opera, Ratatouille, Serenity, Pulp Fiction, The
Muppet Christmas Carol (seriously, The Muppet Christmas Carol), The
Godfather, Casablanca, and anything by Miyazaki
TV, which I watch more of than I admit: Firefly, Mad Men, FLCL,
House of Cards and all right all right Archer, damn you H Jon
Benjamin and your hilarious voice.
I don't really have strong feelings about music, unlike apparently
the rest of the human race. But I generally like classical and folk
music the most.
Food, which is an embarrassingly large line-item in my budget: Yes.
Very, very, very yes. Like, sometimes I go to this sushi place near
grand central and I'll sit at the sushi bar and think, "Ok, I'm
just gonna get 4 pieces and a roll and I'll get out," and then
Yoshi-san is like "oh, the Oyster is really good today" and nope,
not gonna get out. Then, like, the 22-course meal in Germany. I had
to lie down. I was so happy though. I mean it was probably the
happiest lying down I've ever done with all my clothes still on. I
have strong opinions about the merits of restaurants' michelin
stars. I own Thomas Keller's cookbook. I really like food.