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Books: I don't read as much as I would like but... The
Omnivore's Dilemma, Natural Capitalism, A Short History of Nearly
Everything, The Fault in Our Stars, The God of Small Things, The
Unbearable Lightness of Being, Siddhartha, 1984, One Hundred Years
of Solitude, In a Sunburned Country, Interpreter of Maladies, Bonk,
Ender's Game (and related titles), I Am Legend, When You Are
Engulfed in Flames, Cadillac Desert, The Lord of the Rings and
like any environmentalist worth their reusable shopping bags I have
to give props to Dr. Seuss for The Lorax. I'm not snobby or
immune to popular fiction though so let us also recognize such fun
reads as The Hunger Games, the Song of Ice and Fire
series, Harry Potter, and Fifty Shades.
TV: Vehemently anti-conventional TV watching but I'll pick
up a good series on Netflix here and there... The X-Files,
Firefly, Weeds, The Walking Dead, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer, Big Bang Theory, Adventure Time...
Movies: The Constant Gardener, Life as a House, The
Science of Sleep, American Beauty, What Dreams May Come, Wall-E,
Howl's Moving Castle, Say Anything, Predator, Serenity, Amadeus,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Labyrinth are
some favorites. I'm a sucker for romances actually, perhaps to my
own detriment in this life of prolonged singledom. Because I'm a
sap like that, I have to list Love Actually which by
evidence of play count might be my favorite movie of all time. It's
battling You've Got Mail for top spot. Sad but true.
Music: Oh, all kinds of stuff really... Tribe Called
Quest, Lord Huron, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Passion Pit, Morcheeba,
Thievery Corporation, Phoenix, Bon Iver, Sound Tribe Sector 9,
Massive Attack, Fat Freddy's Drop, John Lee Hooker, Built to Spill,
The Velvet Underground, Jurassic 5, Lotus, Four Tet, Alt-J, The
Clash, Spoon, Gogol Bordello, Wilco, Sigur Rós, Rilo Kiley, Mazzy
Star, Cake, Norah Jones, Beck, Radiohead, M. Ward, Ratatat, Toots
and the Maytals, The Flaming Lips, TOOL, Bonobo.
Food: 97.2% vegetarian, 2.6% pescatarian, and 0.2%
opportunistic meativore. I mostly only break vegetarianism to try
new foods while traveling or if something is otherwise going to go
to waste. I'm especially fond of spicy "ethnic" foods like Thai and
Indian. Cajun and Creole foods hold another special place in my
heart. If Eggs Benedict is on the menu, you can bet that that's
what I'm getting. Also, a good pizza has few peers in the world of
gastronomy especially when accompanied by a good beer.