I love to read, which makes it difficult to pick a favorite book. I
can just about manage a favorite author. Lois McMaster Bujold
writes some of the best books around. Generally speaking, I'm a
science fiction sort of person... I grew up on it, but I also like
proper literature and reading books by philosophers (I studied
philosophy in university).
In movies and television, I also tend towards the sci-fi, but I
enjoy movies of most genres, an I must confess an embarrassing
fondness for romantic comedies as well. I am not sure I could pick
a favorite movie or tv series of all time, because different genres
are hard to compare.
Since I covered television above, I want to talk about stage shows
for a moment. My favorite play of all time is Les
Miserables. I like musicals in general, and it deals with such
great themes, it's hard not to love. Other than musicals, I also
like to watch improvisational theater. Some of my friends from high
school travel around the country doing improv, and they've
bequeathed me a love of it.
I like music in general. I like electronic/dance/dj music, as well
as punk rock, alternative, rock and roll, some country, some rap,
and some classical music. It really depends what I'm in the mood
for on any given day. My favorite band to go see in concert is
Cowboy Mouth, which is a rock and roll band from New Orleans...
They have the best live shows. I'm not sure I have a favorite band
like to listen to on my ipod or anything.
Ah, food. I love food from all over the world. Some of the things
that spring instantly to mind when I try to think of favorites are
Peruvian, Arabic, and Japanese cuisine. Really, though, I will
probably have to go with steak in any style, in the end. Of course
the other option is... I come from an Italian-American family, so
when we make homemade pasta and sauces, that's definitely up there.