* "If you're bored, you're boring."
Too many! I've always been a pretty voracious reader, so its easier
to name genres than specific titles.
(nonfiction) economics, history, psychology, world
affairs/politics, spirituality, technology, philosophy;
(fiction) sci-fi, fantasy, classics, historical fiction;
My taste in movies is pretty similar to my taste in fiction.
The good thing is that I can sit through anything (yes, I'll even
suffer with a smile through your horrendous, soul-killing Hugh
Grant / Ryan Gosling rom-coms). I just can't stand "stupid comedy"
(almost anything with Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jim Carrey, or
I have a strange love of rewatching the best scenes of my favorite
movies. Think: stuff like Al Pacino's speech at the end of
," Alec Baldwin's speech at the start of "Glengarry Glen
," or the action scenes from movies like "Gladiator
" or "Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon
, Downton Abbey
, South Park
, The Big Bang Theory
, Breaking Bad
talks (ok, not
technically "TV"). I don't watch much TV, but I can sit through
most anything that's not lowest-common-denominator brainless
garbage ("Honey Boo-Boo," "Jersey Shore").
Most of the time, I don't really follow a show as it airs, but,
rather, catch up with it via streaming, DVR, or DVD well after. So
I couldn't tell you for sure what's going on with most of those
shows right now.
If you're really into watching sports, that's fine too, but don't
get too frustrated with me if I don't know whether or not your
favorite team's goalie is good at hitting touchdowns from behind
the three-point line when the bases are loaded...
I can't imagine caring too much about what kind of music you like.
My own tastes are pretty eclectic (the last three ringtones on my
phone have been "Layla
," "Bittersweet Symphony
Child o' Mine
"). If our tastes are really that different, I'm
sure that some combination of compromise, tolerance, earplugs, and
headphones can help us bridge the gap.
I LOVE to cook!
Ethnic cuisines? Almost all of them! Particularly: Italian,
Mexican, Indian (duh), Thai, Japanese (yay sushi
!), Middle Eastern (yay hummus
!), African, Chinese
(unless it's one of those shady, greasy hole-in-the-wall places),
I think the only ethnic dishes I can't stand are blood sausage
(which tastes like it was harvested from the bottom of a goldfish
tank), borscht (which actually tastes the same on its way from your
stomach to your mouth as it did on its way from your mouth to your
stomach), and gefilte fish (if you've had it, you know...).
There's something about farmer's markets
puts me in a better mood.
If it's not pretty obvious, I'm VERY much a foodie
and also a...drinkie? That is, if
something is labeled "Coors," "Lipton," or "Folgers," I'm probably
not going to drink it...