Sci-fi genre books, especially Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy
and the Ender series. I wish I spent more of my reading time on
books for pleasure rather than papers and journals for research.
I'm currently trying to get through several non-fiction stories,
most notably Lost in Shangri-la.
MOVIES & TV:
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, and Epic movies. I really like movies and
TV that are a visceral exploration of humanity. Top honors go to
Batman: The Dark Knight and the new Battlestar Galactica. I also
have an appreciation for anime as an art form, especially the
darker more psychological themes like those in Ghost in the Shell
and Death Note. The medium lets you do things you just can't in
When it comes to music, I'll listen to just about anything given
the right situation. In general, I'd say rock for driving, country
for riding, jazz for relaxing/expression, hip hop and techno for
If you're looking for something to understand me by, listening to
Halestorm would be a good start.
I'm a die hard foodie. During the growing season, I used to have a
small container garden and buy the rest from the student organic
farm on campus and the farmer's market near my apartment. Sadly I
lack growing space now, so I rely on a bi-weekly CSA box. I also
like to cook fancy dishes that I make up. Interested in being a
culinary guinea pig?
In general, I like the finer things. Craft beer, 18+ year
scotch/whiskey/bourbon, good wines, and other examples of
exceptional distilled craftsmanship.