It's much more than shows. It's every kind of live experience. I'm
a sucker for amusement parks and roller coasters. I've been known
to squeeze in a loop-de-loop on my way home from work, just to
clear my head. I've skied, I've skydived and I've scuba dived. I've
raced go carts, segways and roller skates. I play board games, mini
golf and hooky equally well. I'm a former national pinball champion
and I think Lego's are amazing and inspiring. I just love new
experiences. From musicals, concerts and stand-up comedy to
exhibitions and fairs. I'm equally at home at Farmers markets, Flea
markets, Police auctions or Gala premieres. If it's live and out
there, I'm curious. I'd love to check out the space shuttle. I just
saw Eddie Izzard perform exclusively for only 50 people, I'm
looking forward to the annual John Williams concert at The Bowl and
I'm bummed about missing the Book of Mormon (edit: Finally got to
see the rerun at Pantages, Yay!). I can't even go to Home Depot or
Albertson's without exploring all of their shelves. You name it,
I'm game!... Oh speaking of games... I love board game nights
I'm a movie buff. I watch almost everything. I used to write for a
movie magazine in Denmark. I have a particular soft spot for
Sci-Fi, Zombies and Horror fare - and a somewhat tougher time with
period pieces and foreign dramas. But give me the other stuff,
including Thrillers, Epic Tales, Comedy, Blockbusters and the
occasional Rom-Coms and I'm in heaven. I love losing myself in a
well written, well crafted and well told story. Some of my favorite
movies are Matrix (the first one), Star Wars (the classic ones
naturally), Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Shawshank
Redemption, Inception, The Prestige, Cloverfield, [REC], Dawn of
the Dead, Amelie, Love Actually, The Princess Bride, Rear Window,
LOTR, Forrest Gump, Papillon, GoodFellas, Jaws, Edward
Scissorhands, Nightmare on Elm Street, John Hughes and Luc Besson's
early works, Looper, Fight Club, Cloud Atlas, Silver Lining
Playbook ... oh my god, so many movies!
Because of my work I watch a lot of TV. Luckily it's something I
enjoy. I sample everything in order to have an informed opinion.
And naturally I have my own favorites, that I love with a passion.
Again everything sci-fi, funny, creative, intelligent, heartfelt,
supernatural or freaky deaky is right up my ally. Falling Skies,
Revolution, Last Resort, Criminal Minds, Shark Tank, Robot Chicken,
Undercover Boss, 666 Park, Alphas, Storage Wars, Got Talent,
Elementary, Futurama, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story,
Hell's Kitchen, Fringe, Grimm, Game of Thrones, HIMYM, The
Newsroom, Mythbusters, Person of Interest, QI, The Simpsons, Touch,
Warehouse 13, Eureka, Family Guy, Louie... and those are just the
current ones and I haven't even started on 30 Rock yet!... Anything
by Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night, West Wing, The Newsroom) and Chuck
Lorre (Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory).
Those guys are masters in their respective genres. I guess I'm a
walking, talking encyclopedia of TV ;-)
I don't get to read as much as I'd like to. It happens in spurts
and then I plow through a handful of books at a time. I read mostly
main stream entertainment, such as Stephen King, Dan Brown and the
likes. But I've also read Tolkien, Clarke, Asimov, Bradbury,
Vonnegut, Wells, Verne, Twain, Poe, Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen
and even David Deida. Add to that a lot of work related news, mags
and literature on a regular basis.
I think I have a somewhat 'retro' and eclectic taste in
I love old school melodic rock such as Alan Parsons Project, Queen,
Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Super Tramp, ELO, Marillion and E.S.
Posthumus. I'm also really into 80's and 90's pop hits as well as
new stuff catering to that sound, ranging from Black Eyed Peas,
P!nk and Jamiroquai to Carpark North, Aqua and Daft Punk. Oh and of
course the old crooners, the Rat Pack, Motown and everyone inspired
by them, such as Nat King Cole, Bitter:Sweet, Lana del Rey, Amy
Winehouse, Johnny Cash, Adele, Seal and Bo Kaspers Orchestra.
I sample a lot and constantly find new stuff, that I fall in love
The only thing I don't really get is hardcore hip
hop/rap/trance/dance and Heavy Metal.
I'm not sure if I officially qualify to be a foodie? I hate that
term. What is that anyway? A culinary gangsta'? A foodlum?
I just know that I love everything Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sushi with
a good Japanese beer, Tex Mex, Italian, Persian, Greek, even a good
American burger or crazy fusion cuisine.
And if you serve me a good pepper steak, pasta carbonara, french
fries or homemade rice pudding... I'm yours for life!