These lists are far from comprehensive. I hope they're enough to
give an impression without being a wall-o'-text.
"There might yet be a heaven, but it isn't going to be 'perfect',
and we're going to have to build it ourselves."
— Philhellenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6w2M50_Xdk
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having
to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
— Douglas Adams
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me
an invincible summer."
— Albert Camus
"Give a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a night.
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his
— Terry Pratchett
Just about anything...
, an urban fantasy series by Jim Butcher
My favourite Stephen King
books are his short
story anthologies, but I like the novels too.
novels like Nation
, by Neil
Sex at Dawn
Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
, because I
, and other works by Carl Sagan
...and many, many more.
I watch a lot of documentaries
on just about any
subject: environmental concerns, sciences from anthropology and
sociology to astrophysics and quantum mechanics, plus history and
For fiction, some favourites might be:
Those are just a few, I can get into just about any story.
I don't own a TV, I just watch DVDs, Netflix
Podcasts (was Music):
While I do like various types of music, practically everyone does.
You and I probably both like a wide variety, with a couple genres
that we don't enjoy so much, and even those types have exceptions.
Anyway, these days most of my 'ear time' involves audiobooks and
podcasts. There's already a 'books' section, so I'll list a few
Guide to the Universe
I'm an omnivore
but I'll eat vegetarian stuff when around people who prefer that. I
like just about anything, but some favourites are Asian food,
pizza, and spicy stuff in general.
I meet with friends to play a variety of tabletop games from
almost-mainstream things like Settlers of Catan
less-known things like Dixit
and the geeky-fun stuff like
At home, I play some Minecraft
, and poke around on a few
others. I tend to prefer creative, cooperative, and story &
exploration stuff far more than competitive games.