BOOKS: Right now I'm reading a book of short stories by Ray
Bradbury, interspersed with a John Hodgman book and Thoreau's
Walden. So that's keeping it varied. I spend more time with the
periodicals, typically - the New Yorker, National Geographic (if
only for the photography sometimes) and various online news stuff.
My favorite author these days is Cormac McCarthy.
MOVIES: The Big Lebowski, Delicatessen, Exit Through the Gift Shop,
Baraka, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Run Lola Run, The
Constant Gardener, Apocalypse Now, Requiem For a Dream, Rushmore,
No Country for Old Men, Black Swan, The Assassination of Jesse
James by the Coward Robert Ford, WALL-E, Repo Man, The Bourne
Identity trilogy. Directors: Jean Pierre Jeunet, Werner Herzog,
Darren Aronofsky, the Coen Brothers, Alejandro González Iñárritu,
Kathryn Bigelow, Guy Ritchie, Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam.
I do love movies...
MUSIC: Lots, but I favor mainly rock and folkish stuff. Things like
this, if for no other reason than the raw energy of it:
I probably should go to the symphony once in a while... date
FOOD: Lots. Mission Beach Cafe breakfast, Limon Rotisserie
everything, Little Chihuahua tostada salad and pozole. Winter
squashes, summer stone fruits, really REALLY sharp cheddar, Manila
mangoes, olives, bagels & lox & capers. I'm a carnivore who
cooks the occasional vegan dinner.
PODCASTS: I just recently got into these. Comedy Bang Bang, WTF,
and Car Talk are my favorites.