I will read/have read just about anything. Favorite authors include
Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Terry Pratchett, Ray Bradbury,
Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov. I read a lot of comedy and bios.
Most recently about Warren Buffett and Tina Fey.
Spirited Away, Ghost in the Shell, Fifth Element, Wild Wild West,
Wall-e, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Pitch Black, Mystery
Men, Transformers, Duck Soup, The Science of Sleep, Night Watch /
Day Watch series, anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Micmacs,
Delicatessen) or Luc Besson. Comedies and explosions are
I fail at being a nerd because I'm not really into Star Wars/Star
I do like classical and opera. I don't like new country. Favorite
bands right now include Cake, MIA, Interpol, Black Keys, and Nine
Inch Nails, a perennial favorite. I grew up listening to a lot of
punk and industrial. I really like Tom Petty. I had a lot of folk
played around me growing up. Sometimes I will listen to Tennessee
Ernie Ford. Johnny Cash is the baddest badass. I just fell in love
with Dawn of Midi, so I am now listening to Aphex Twin again. I
like Richie Hawtin. I really miss Chemlab. I like female rappers
but not female folk musicians. Katy Perry makes me smile. I will
probably pick up the new Mindless Self Indulgence soon. I got a
Gogol Bordello CD for Christmas.
I build my own food. I take for granted that I was a sous chef for
a few years through college. People request repeats of dishes I
have created in the past. I probably like vegetables the best as
there are so many things you can do with them. Good steak is a rare
find here on the East Coast. Current experiments are in pickling
and soup making...although not at the same time.