Ninety percent of the time you could probably find me in a
bookstore or library. I read lots of naturalists along the lines of
Peter Matthiessen, Rachel Carson, EO Wilson, Edward Abbey, Douglas
Peacock. Also southern gothic, like William Faulkner, Cormac
McCarthy. Other favorites include Gore Vidal, Jack Kerouac, Kurt
Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Phillip Roth, Paul Auster.
I never can tell what movies I'm going to like. It's kind of a
mixed bag, but generally give me something quirky, and I'll like
it. Something well written is a must. But, I'm a sucker for Charlie
Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers.
Recently I've tried out some 50's/60's foreign classics like
Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, as well as some
Studio Ghibli (mostly Miyazaki). They've all been hit or miss
(except Miyazaki, I've loved everything I've seen).
I was a big fan of Arrested Development, Scrubs, Freaks &
Geeks, Adult Swim, etc. I don't watch too much tv now, but
apparently I "have" to watch Dexter, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, the
Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Spartacus, and some others, I
forget. Not sure if I'd really want to sit down and power through
any of them, but if you have the dvds and want to try and convince
me, go for it. Oh, sometimes I am in the mood for some Dr.
I listen to just about everything, all the time; yet I still have
to ask, "Who is this again?" like an old man. I've been exploring
more hip/hop for the past few years (Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, and
P.O.S. are incredible). Also, some electronica, like Boards of
Canada, Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Prefuse73! Otherwise, I'll be
listening to some folk, indie, experimental rock. Teach me about
jazz, and I'll be your friend for life.
I've been following www.101cookbooks.com
for some years now. I love
the food she creates and have tried many of her recipes. She has an
absolutely natural understanding of food, flavors, and meals that I
hope to be able to cultivate one day. As for cuisines, I can
generally eat most types of food. I love branching out, and my
latest endeavor was Ethiopian. The outcome? I loved it!