Favorite Books - I love to read, and I read quite a lot, thanks to
public transport, so I'm always reading something new. Love Neil
Gaiman, Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper, Emily Giffin, Cathy Lamb,
Diana Gabaldon, and Bill Bryson (to name a few). My favorite book
is probably "East of Eden"
Movies - Favorites include: The Way Way Back, 20 Feet from Stardom,
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Argo, Station Agent, Princess
Bride, Never Again, Once, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Shawshank
Redemption, Coming to America, Iron Man and anything from John
Hughes. I also love Audrey Hepburn movies, indie films and some
documentaries. E Street is a particular haunt of mine.
Monty Python is hysterical. I adore Pixar (Up and Wall-E
especially) and the Muppets.
TV - Thank goodness for Roku and my DVR! Catching up on old TV
series, love the Daily Show, HGTV and Restaurant: Impossible.
I love live theatre! I was lucky enough to see Book of Mormon over
the summer at the Kennedy Center, and I just got a chance to see
If/Then, a world premiere musical starring one of my favorites,
Idina Menzel. (I promise to try very hard not to geek out about my
love of theatre too much).
Music feeds my soul. Anywhere from Mozart to Mumford & Sons,
from Etta James to Frank Sinatra. From The Cure to Billy Joel to
(early)Tori Amos to Tool. Love Rilo Kiley, Bruno Mars, The Script,
The Rescues and The Bird & The Bee... from NWA to Led Zeppelin.
Pete Yorn, Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R., Bon Iver, Fitz & The Tantrums,
Broken Bells...love it. 80s music, especially brit pop, YES
I'll listen to basically anything except for death metal, prog
rock, hard core rap and throat music.
Food: Let's say we're having some sort of meal out somewhere (and
if that meal happens to be brunch, then it is automatically super
awesome) ... I will sometimes inform the waiter that I want the
chef to make my food crazy spicy - I love a good spice. They very
rarely get it right, but when they do? Bliss! The tears are happy
ones. I love Thai, Indian, some sushi, Mexican, Creole, and
If an avocado is featured in food, chances are good that I want it.