Books: I've read every Kurt Vonnegut book and went through a phase
where I wanted to read the classics. So I've read some Twain and
some Fitzgerald, but it was a short lived phase.
Movies: I appreciate a "great" movie, but generally I just want to
laugh, so I tend to watch a lot of "immature" comedies. I also
kinda love the original Star Wars trilogy. Sue me.
Food: I enjoy a nice meal. I really enjoy having a bbq or firing up
a smoker. Unfortunately, that's not been an option lately. C'est la
Music: Alright, here comes a rant. (Remember, I warned you..) I
love music. I've dedicated my life to music and truly appreciate
great music no matter the genre. That said, I'm really tired of
people who say, "I love ALL kinds of music!" Then go on to list 4
types of contemporary pop music. (But then say they hate country
music, which is silly, because anymore it's just pop music with
Music is so much more than that. If you think you don't like
classical music, or that opera is boring, or that jazz is
confusing, or whatever, well, I'll bet the only time you've ever
heard those styles was when you went to some concert at your
college to get credit in your music appreciation class. Or maybe
you've NEVER actually gone to the symphony, or the opera, or to
hear a great jazz musician. Do yourself a favor, go hear a GREAT
group play a concert. And pay attention to it. You may have to
focus a little more to appreciate a Mahler Symphony than you do at
a Lady Gaga concert (there simply isn't as much stimulus) but I
PROMISE you it's worth it.
I'm not saying that everyone should LOVE classical music, or jazz,
or whatever. I'm just saying that if you think you "love all styles
of music," but don't include those. Well, maybe reevaluate...
All that said, if Sweet Home Alabama comes on the radio, I turn it