I love to curl up with true crime novels and old Hollywood
biographies. Currently, I'm wrapping up Dropped Names by Frank
Langella (my fave Dracula). It's history and gossip, which are two
things I love. I have two neices I'm determined to make avid
readers, so I've been revisting many of my childhood favorites with
them including Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, The Little Prince and
the PG-rated Judy Blume. I refuse to buy e-books, as I'm tactile
and honestly prefer to pour over dusty stacks lorded over by a cat.
I just returned from Portland and am sad to have only spent one
afternoon at Powell's.
I'm addicted to film noir, especially Double Indemnity, along with
nearly anything with Humphrey Bogart or Robert Mitchum. I also love
dark comedies and have no shame in admitting my guilty pleasure
viewing is Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains or Valley Girl.
Other favorites include Sunset Boulevard, Breakfast At Tiffany's,
Sixteen Candles, Heathers, Roadside Prophets, Foxes, Gregory's
Girl, The Man With The Golden Arm, Suburbia, Teresa's Tattoo,
Office Space, In A Lonely Place, Maltese Falcon, The Usual
Suspects, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, The Sentinel (the 1970s
horror film, not the action flick), Happiness, Sid & Nancy,
Starstruck ( the '80s Aussie flick, not the Disney one), Dream For
An Insomniac, Night Of The Comet, An Education, Waterloo Bridge
(the remake) and Atonement.
I'm trying to watch as little television as possible, unless it is
educational or culturally enriching. I'm trying to rationalize It's
Always Sunny In Philadelphia reruns into that paradigm. That
doesn't seem to be working, so I'm watching Revenge, Hostages and
(of course) Dragnet/Adam-12/Emergency reruns wile awaiting the
return of Downton Abbey.
I seem to lean toward a lot of garage, mod, and eurotrash music,
but my tastes are pretty eclectic. My favorite shows this year were
BRMC (twice), Black Lips, the Three O'Clock, Prince, Arctic
Monkeys, the Damned, M-83, the Waterboys and the Fratellis. I'm
dying to finally see the Dream Syndicate (my favorite band in high
school) and am addicted to Yacht Rock Revue.
I love sushi, dim sum, Devil Dogs, bread, seafood, pasta and pie. I
recently discovered fish tacos are not whole little fishies with
head and bone intact and are quite delicious (not from SoCal, can
you tell?). But nothing can compare to the simplistic deliciousness
of a bacon-wrapped hot dog... except maybe a lamb burger from
Alcove or my latest obsession: Mouls et frites.