I absolutely love music, and am rarely ever without something
playing whenever possible. I enjoy a wide variety of music - with
only a few exceptions, I listen to a little bit of everything, from
hard rock to opera to heavy metal to classic rock to motown to
soundtracks to jazz. I generally prefer harder stuff most of the
time, but I can stray across all genres... My current favorites:
Linkin Park, the Black Hawk Down soundtrack, The Red Army Choir,
"Avalon" by Sully Erna, the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk,
some old school ELO, Otherwise, Ashes Remain, Evanescence,
Apocalyptica, Disturbed, Sting, Lindsey Stirling, Chicago, and even
Deadmau5 sometimes (told you I was all over the place)!
Insofar as books go, a friend got me into the "Discworld" series by
Terry Pratchett recently, and I've been tearing through the series
for the last few months (when I have time to get a breather from
textbooks!) - it's a blend of adventure, fantasy, science, and
extremely sharp wit and humor, all things that I've found
captivating as I continue to read further. Other authors I enjoy;
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Shakespeare, Eve Forward, Neil Gaiman, J.K.
Rowling, Glen Cook, David Eddings, Margaret Weiss, Tracy Hickman,
Chris Bunch, Albert Camus, WB Yeats, Issac Asimov, Michael
Crichton...not to mention many science and history authors as well.
Also some rather "odd" bits - ancient Egyptian poetry, the Tao te
Ching, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Norse mythology, etc. Also I
*love* XKCD (and the new "What if?" comic by the same author),
Order of the Stick, and a few other webcomics.
I haven't seen *too* many movies lately, but I'm still pretty good
at knowing obscure movie quotes, and being able to (sometimes)
recite lines from ones I really enjoyed. Some of my favorites: The
Hunt for Red October, Lord of the Rings, The Usual Suspects,
Serenity, Snatch, Tron, Tron: Legacy, Ronin, Dune, The
Replacements, Spy Game, Hero, Star Wars, French Kiss, Harry Potter,
The Great Escape, The List of Adrian Messenger (old black and
white), Batman Begins, Kingdom of Heaven, Definitely Maybe, Monty
Python and the Holy Grail.
I like a bit of theatre and opera as well, but the one most worthy
of note is that I'm a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil and fully intend
on seeing Ka sometime! For shows, I have a wide variety that I like
- The Daily Show, Mythbusters, Deadliest Catch, NCIS, Tron:
Uprising, The Burn, Castle (when I have time), the old game show
"Match Game, and a few others.
I love Japanese and Italian food perhaps the most, but, like my
musical tastes, I enjoy a variety of others - I've found things I
enjoy in Thai, Mexican, French, German, and even Vietnamese