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. I also read things that were written by
women, you know, sometimes.
Now reading: "Moby Dick" I'm in a book club... it's pretty much the
only way I think I'd get through this book. I don't usually "skim"
books on the first read... but seriously, dude, GET ON THE DAMN
BOAT ALREADY, I DON'T NEED A HISTORY OF NANTUCKET.
Simultaneously re-reading: "Damned" by Chuck Palahniuk, because the
sequel just came out and I need a refresher.
On Hold: "Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin - The prose of this book
is gorgeous, but I can just tell that I would appreciate the story
and feel much more immersed in the world created therein, if I were
to read it in the wintertime. Shocker.
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: 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 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'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
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 Fiona Apple.
Things I'm currently listening to too much: MS MR, The Staves, The
Civil Wars... I guess I'm having a rather moody autumn.
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
favorite foods... or favorite anything else.