Are so numerous that I'm not even going to try to list them all.
Suffice it to say I'm very well read
, and books have been an integral part
of my life. There are three different works of fiction that come to
mind when I'm asked for my favorite book (The Hobbit, 1984, and
Grapes of Wrath), three different works including two biographies
that come to mind when I'm asked what inspired me to go to law
school (William Kunstler, Curt Flood, and John Grisham's The Street
Lawyer), and three others that come to mind if you asked me what
books I've found to be most educational (Willard Harley's "His
Needs, Her Needs", Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover", and the
"Psychologist's Book of Self-Tests" by Louis H. Janda). Ironically,
if my home were burning down and I could only take one book, I'd
leave all nine of those books behind and just grab my Bible. I
know, I know, you can get a Bible anywhere, and replacing the other
9 books might be kind of tough. Well, I may be able to get a Bible
anywhere for about a dollar, but MY Bible is the one I was given
the day I was baptised, and has been my Bible for the 28 years
since. It has far more sentimental value to me than it probably
should, but it's MY Bible, you know?
I've seen thousands of movies and I have a rating system, "Phil's
5-star movie rating system", that all of my friends have grown
accustomed to using, even though they make fun of me for it.
I have eclectic tastes in music such that the cd's in my player
right now include Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Huey Lewis
& The News, Sublime, Blessid Union of Souls, and the latest
from 50 Cent, Akon, Eminem, and Kanye West. But my cd player has
gone largely ignored since I got satellite radio. Between my dozen
or so favorite satellite stations, NPR, KSHE 95, KMOX, and KTRS
550, it's been a while since I just put a cd on play and listened
to it. The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is probably what I
turn to most lately. Same Love! My new favorite song is "Take me to
Church" by Hozier. It's about how churches have a responsibility to
stand up for the rights of GLBT folks, not just look the other way
as we're being oppressed. It's an AMAZING song!
I tend to avoid onions and garlic. Fortunately, I'm not allergic,
per se, but these two things in particular do bad things to
About three years ago, I replaced "Thursday night Chinese buffet"
with "Thursday night threesomes" and have dropped about 70 pounds
and counting. I am now a huge proponent of my own revolutionary
weight loss plan, aptly titled, "Less Food, More Sex!" I'd be
looking for a book deal, but seriously, what else do I need to say?
"More Sex, Less Food"?!