Absolutely adore going to the movies, usually go several times a
month. While I enjoy most genres, can’t handle horror movies.
Watching folks – albeit fictional ones – die from a horrific death
is just not entertainment to me.
I’m not much of a TV watcher. Honestly, I would rather be reading.
After a conversation with a friend reminiscing about our favorite
childhood sci fi/fantasy shows, I resurrected my Netflix account to
relive some of those. Think Lost in Space, Greatest American Hero,
Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, the Sid and Marty Kroft series,
etc. Sadly though, Netflix doesn’t have Shazam (am I the only one
who remembers that show?) When I’m not reliving the past, I love
Big Bang Theory, PBS shows, Daily Show, and the Colbert Report. And
right now, I have a strange fascination with that prospectors show
on the weather channel. But honestly, I’d rather be reading.
So I’ve established that I like to read. Always have and any genre.
Nothing was more exciting to me as a child than a trip to the book
store. That longing for the physical feel of books is probably a
reason why I resisted for so long getting a Kindle, which I did
recently. And I wonder why I waited for so long!
The absolute best feeling of a good book is never wanting the story
to end, to become so attached to the characters that they become
real to you. Because I cannot pick a favorite, here’s a few on my
Kindle and nightstand (because I haven’t completely transitioned to
the e-reader): the book club book for the month is “Attachments” –
about a guy hired to read and monitor employee emails (oh…uh-oh…not
that I *ever* send non work related work emails), Alain de Botton’s
“Art as Therapy”, and “Whose Names are Unknown” (about the
Checking my iPod, I see my music taste run the gamut from indie to
folk to rock to…musicals (!), as well as a bunch of guilty
pleasures (musicals are not a guilty pleasure). My absolute
favorite group, however, is the Cowboy Junkies. If I could sing…but
cannot…at all…I would want to sound like Margo Timmins.
Ah, food. Who doesn’t love food right? What I love about food is
discovering that amazing dish – how flavors come together in some
unexpected way, when you melt with the first bite. There are lots
of great restaurants, but I’m talking about those experiences that
go beyond just good, like the first time I had mussels, the pate at
Café Alsace, the ginger crème brulee at Lake Rabun, or the barbeque
tacos at the Oink Joint. I’m always searching for the next