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Books: I tend to like specific authors and stick with them: John
Steinbeck, Craig Thompson, David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman;
otherwise I'm probably reading some sort of how-to book.
I'm a bit behind on movies. I have a few loves like Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Harold and Maude, The Princess
Bride, those sorts of 'classics', if you will. But I've never seen
Jaws or The Godfather or Apocalypse Now. I do like Star Wars, I'm
not a superfan, but on a rainy day I'd be happy to watch the movies
With that said, I kind of like TV better. A movie tends to be a one
shot 2 hour deal, where a good tv show, you can cozy up and get to
know the characters and immerse yourself in their world for a
longer period of time and I really enjoy that. Some favs: American
Horror Story: Asylum, Bones, The Good Wife, Pushing Daisies, Chuck,
Battlestar Gallactica, HIMYM (although I hope this is the last
As far as music I tend to like college radio stuff from the 90s and
early aughts. Sometimes popular, sometimes obscure. Right now I am
enjoying Dum Dum Girls, Neil Halstead, Modest Mouse, Mates of
State, Camera Obscura, Dirty Projectors, Rilo Kiley.
I love all sorts of food and that's one of my favorite things about
NYC is the many different options available.