Books: The Road, Of Mice and Men, A Heartbreaking Work of
Staggering Genius, and all sorts of young adult fiction. To be
honest, while I have a degree in literature, I don't really read
much these days. Sometimes I'll go on a reading binge and read a
whole lot (like, three books), but that usually lasts about one
month out of every year. Otherwise my bookshelves are basically a
physical to-do list that'll probably never get done.
Movies: Moulin Rouge, Jurassic Park, Before Sunrise/Before
Sunset/Before Midnight, (500) Days of Summer, Once, Eternal
Sunshine, Dumbo (it's basically a metaphor for my adulthood...
right now I'm at the point where Dumbo's just learned he can fly
and is about to jump out of the super tall building and shoot
peanuts at all the ass-clowns that didn't believe in him), Hedwig,
The Fall, Dancer in the Dark. But, really... Jurassic Park.
Shows: Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Office (UK),
Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, Community, and Glee (which I
hate with a passion and watch religiously.) Also select reality
shows, but they vary... though I will say that RuPaul's Drag Race
and PBS/BBC's 'House' shows (1900 House, Manor House, Colonial
House...) are particular favorites.
Music: Yeasayer, Arcade Fire, The National, Andrew Bird, Joanna
Newsom, Neko Case, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver, etc. Also, check out
PS22 Chorus on YouTube! I'm not a sap or anything (okay, maybe I
am), but I cry every damned time.
Food: Pizza, sushi, breakfast food, and anything off the grill. I
also very recently discovered a latent affinity for pork rinds.
Gross? Yes. (At least that's what I used to tell my dad when he ate
them.) But... NO CARBS!? Fuck yes.