Help your potential matches find common interests.
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, and
Christopher Moore, just to name a few. I like anything that uses
vivid imagery, rich language, and tells a compelling story. I also
read things that were written by women, you know, sometimes.
Now reading: Pollen, the second in the Vurt series by
Jeff Noon. Also, a book of short stories selected by Neil Gaiman
called Unnatural Creatures.
Just finished: Of Things Gone Astray by Janina
See? I told you I read female authors! This book is a delight. A
little sad at times, but in a way that is hopeful, rather than just
being super depressing.
Favorite drama: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite romantic comedy: High Fidelity
Favorite comic book movie: Watchmen
Favorite black and white movie: His Girl Friday
Favorite movie-musical pre 1980: Singin' in the Rain
Favorite movie-musical post 1980: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Favorite foreign film: Amelie
Favorite documentary: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Favorite book-to-movie adaptation: Perks of Being a
Favorite Mel Brooks film: Young Frankenstein
Favorite Wes Anderson film: Royal Tenenbaums
Favorite Christopher Guest film: This is Spinal Tap, which I guess
is technically Rob Reiner... so if we want to be SUPER technical,
then Guffman, but really... Spinal Tap.
Favorite totally ridiculous movie: Wet, Hot American Summer
Favorite eminently quotable movie: Anchorman
Favorite Muppet movie: Muppets Take Manhattan
Favorite Pixar film: Monsters Inc.
Favorite classic Disney animated film: Beauty and the Beast (though
my favorite Disney prince is Philip from Sleeping Beauty, largely
because he actually has a name... and a personality)
Favorite total chick flick: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite cult classic: Clue
Favorite stereotypical high school movie: 10 Things I Hate About
Favorite quintessential 80s movie: Better Off Dead
Favorite Christmas movie: It's a Wonderful Life
I'm sure I could come up with endless categories but would anyone
really read them? Or care? I will say, however that "Favorite
horror film" does not appear here on purpose, because I really just
can't do horror movies. They give me nightmares.
The TV shows I tend to follow closely are 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 don't cable, I Netflix, and I'm super loving a lot
of the Netflix series. Orange is the New Black gets so many <3s
and I devoured Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in two days. I'm now
working through Grace and Frankie, which gets many thumbs up so
far. I realize I have only two thumbs, but I borrowed some from a
cloning lab to show my appreciation more thoroughly.
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.
This is not going to be a really representative list in any way,
but I do particularly love Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Death Cab,
Jets to Brazil, and Fiona Apple. Awesome lyrics make me super
happy. Currently I'm enjoying a lot more jazz and blues and big
band types of things... or am enjoying them more frequently, I
should say. I will always be a sucker for a rock band with a piano
(Jukebox the Ghost, Ben Folds Five), or any rock/folk band whose
songs typically feature string instruments.
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 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 (i.e. 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 favorite foods... or favorite anything else.