I binge lit and tv shows....
I tend to find someone I like and then read everything they wrote.
I don't have favourite books so much as favourite authors. N.
Gaiman, T. Pratchett, C. Moore, D. Parker, J. Austen, D. Sedaris,
D. Eggers, V. Woolfe, and a bunch of poets and playwrights as well
as the odd non-fiction book. Reading "Salt: A World History" right
now. Well, clearly not actually "right" now. Right now I'm updating
this superficial but somewhat enlightening information about myself
on the theory (totally bastardized from Nick Hornby) that romantic
connections are not about what you are like but about what you
like. Oh, I like Hornby as well.
TV: Archer. House of Cards. Louie. Girls. AD. GoT. KITH. Other
initialed things like BSG and OITNB. Firefly. Veep. Daily Show.
Last Week Tonight. West Wing, Sports Night and things Sorkinese.
Luther. Mad Men. Various BBC things. Blackadder esp. Some
primetimey things such as Brooklyn 99, Mindy Project and Parks
& Rec. I love the Sherlock reboot and think Benedict
Cumberbatch has the best name ever. ~ On a side note, but TV
related - If you travel through space and time in a blue police
box, I'll hope that at least one of your hearts beats for me.
Movies: Lots. Selection includes - Princess Bride, When Harry Met
Sally, Bourne Identity, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The
Hudsucker Proxy, Joe vs the Volcano, anything Jane Austeny,
anything about spies, many things about superheroes, Rear Window,
The Apartment, Super Troopers, Fight Club, Snatch, The Clock,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Grosse Pointe Blank, Befores
Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, Away We Go, Definitely, Maybe, An
Education, Wes Anderson things, a whole host of 80s stuff and the
Muppet Movies. Also, sometimes, I really like watching shit blow
up. Thank you, Michael Bay. I like most movies except for horror
pics. Unless they're funny like Shaun of the Dead or
Music: If you want to introduce me to stuff, that's peachy keen.
What I like - Bon Iver. Alexi Murdoch. The National. Tallest Man on
Earth. Of Monsters and Men. Mumford & Sons. Johnny Flynn.
Regina Spektor. CW Stoneking. General mix of relatively popular
hipstery bands as well as "vagina music." Can't beat Cohen and
Waits and Dylan. Nina Simone. Billy Bragg. Doors. Radiohead. The
Cure and The Smiths and The Pixies and The Femmes. And last but
certainly not least, my friends' bands.
Podcasts: Been cutting back on my podcast consumption of late so as
to read more in transit but still listen to TAL, BBC Radio 4 News
Quiz, The Bugle, Wait Wait, StarTalkRadio (I heart Neil deGrasse
Tyson) with occasional Nerdists and WTFs thrown in for good
Food: I don't eat mammals but I don't have a problem with people
who do. I am allergic to mushrooms, blue cheese and cucumbers. I
heart seafood. I enjoy cooking and consider myself something of