I love to read, mostly fiction. I'm quite fond of most things that
are somewhat fantastical in nature. Some favorite authors include:
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Tom Robbins, Ernest
Hemingway, George R. R. Martin, and Christopher Moore, just to name
a few. I like anything that uses vivid imagery, rich language, and
tells a compelling story. Occasionally I also read things that were
written by women. Or I just go back and read Pride and Prejudice
for the bagillionth time.
Just finished: "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas
Now reading: "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin
Top five movies, in no particular order: Amelie, Eternal Sunshine,
High Fidelity, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Young Frankenstein. My
favorite comic book movie is Watchmen and yes, I have read the
graphic novel. I really didn't have a problem with the omission of
the squid monster, I thought the adaptation worked well. Close
second is Ironman... the first one.
The TV shows I'm enjoying of late have been exceptionally British
(Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Spy), but I do love some 30
Rock, Modern Family, Psych, South Park, Archer, and a number of
other things. I'm trying to economize on the crazy-long lists I
make and failing.
I enjoy many kinds of music, though I'm not that into rap, hip hop,
overly electric things, screamy things, or country, but there are
usually individual artists within those genres who are exceptions.
I do particularly love Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Death Cab, Jets
to Brazil, and was not super disappointed by the new Ben Folds Five
Things I'm currently listening to too much: Matt Pond PA, "The
Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand", Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay
Bicycle Club, Now Now, and Jukebox the Ghost.
In case you happen to be into musical theater and these names mean
anything to you, my main composer loves are Michael John LaChiusa,
Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Kander and Ebb, and a bunch of alums
of NYU's Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program whose names will
soon be Broadway staples.
Favorite foods are hard for me because I do seriously love food.
Honestly, I don't think I could ever date a vegetarian. We can be
friends, I can even cook some awesome things for you, but one of
the things I love most about food is sharing it, and if I'm going
to make some amazingly delicious chili or lamb meatballs... it's no
fun at all if you can't (or won't) also taste it.
Dessert might be my favorite thing, I have a sweet tooth that could
kill a hippo (see above re: good fat kid). Brunch is my other
favorite thing. I constantly struggle over whether I want sweet or
savory for brunch, ideally both would happen (ex. waffle sandwich).
Pork--meaning all kinds of pig-based meats--is my third favorite
thing (not third in order of preference, just third in the order in
which I'm mentioning them). Also cheese is possibly the best thing
ever. Possibly better than dessert. See? I said I couldn't pick