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Books - Unfortunately, I have little leisure time to read. I
usually read by author rather than title or subject but I
especially enjoy biographies. Currently reading the autobiography
Just Kids by Patti Smith. Obama's books are on my list to
read. In fiction, I enjoyed Steve Martin's novels in the past year.
Cormac McCarthy writes so beautifully I will read a sentence of his
several times for the sheer visceral pleasure of it. I'd rather
fall asleep reading than cuddling.
Films - Again, I usually watch by director, actors, and studios.
IFC selections, Cronenberg, Lynch, The Coens, Orwell, Mulholland
Drive, Chocolat, Secrets and Lies, Citizen Kane, Crouching Tiger/
Hidden Dragon, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Exit Through the Gift
Shop, Revolutionary Road, American Beauty, Requiem for a Dream,
Metropolis, Dark City, The Machinist, Memento, Passenger Side, A
History of Violence, Surveillance, many, many more. The only
Romance films I like are Love and Other Disasters and Little Ashes;
I've watched both repeatedly. Any good biographical or political
film. I just saw the bio-documentary Searching for Sugarman and
highly recommend it. Total escape comes from Bollywood and bi-sex
TV online - Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Shameless, Wilfred, Democracy
Now, The Colbert Report, Jon Stewart. I'd like to watch more
Music, preferably LIVE or DJ - darkwave, goth, industrial,
electronic dance music/techno, hardcore punk, post-punk, new wave,
synthpop, 80s, grrrl punk/grunge/rock, grrl rappers, some
alternative/indie rock, some classic rock, Big Band, etc.
Music has been a therapeutic force for me. AFI's (A Fire Inside)
music transformed my life (5 of my 8 tattoos are AFI-related.) I
still use music for mood management sometimes, especially
I love to dance at my friends' DJ nights.
Food - vegan/vegetarian spicy ethnic, especially Indian and
Pan-Asian. Fresh fruits and veggies. Xtra shot soy lattes.
Top-shelf bourbons. Cheap, tasty wines.
(I only smoke when out at a club or party and then just one Clove -
I'd have my Goth card revoked if I didn't.)
I must be the only person on Earth who dislikes the beach and the
ocean - wind, noise, sun, sand. Instead I love dark forests, hidden
waterfalls, misty rivers, streams and caves.