Books: Just starting the FSOT reading list with Racist America:
Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations by Joe Feagin. My
favorites growing up were: Winterkill, To Kill A Mockingbird, A
Farewell To Arms, A People's History of the United States by Howard
Zinn or any poli sci book.
If you can listen to this all the way through and love it or at
least not be bored we can talk: This Will Destroy You's song
. Ok, well maybe
like words so if you can enjoy the pop goodness of Owen
Jimmy Eat World's Clarity album is probably the best album ever
made IMO. My favorite music is a nice amalgamtion of pop punk, post
hardcore, post rock, and modern hardcore, but usually I like
singer/songwriter types: Imogen Heap (Frou Frou), Elliott Smith,
Kevin Devine (Miracle of 86), Jesse Lacey (Brand New), Dallas Green
(City and Colour/Alexisonfire), Roddy Woomble (Idlewild UK), Dustin
Kensrue (Thrice), This Will Destroy You (post rock ala Explosions
In The Sky), Noah Gundersen (Seattle), Saves The Day, Comeback Kid,
Underoath, Josh Moore (Beloved NC), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In),
Explosions In The Sky, Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife), Conor Oberst
(Bright Eyes), The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Midtown, Nate
Ruess (The Format / Fun), Days Away / Good Old War (Keith Goodwin),
Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, Nightmare Of You, Isis,
Converge, Botch, Set Your Goals, Funeral Diner, Takaru, Amanda
Woodward (France), American Nightmare / Give Up The Ghost, Minus
The Bear, Kidcrash (Portland), Memphis (side project of Stars), La
Dispute, Ampere, Touche Amore, Sed Non Satiata (France), Daitro,
Raein, Circle Takes The Square, Young Widows, Verse, Have Heart,
Champion (seattle), Bombay Bicycle Club, This Providence, Cap'n
Jazz, Pedro The Lion, Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet,
Thursday, Less Than Jake, RX Bandits, Dismemberment Plan,
Jawbreaker, jets to brazil, God Is An Astronaut (post rock),
Metric, and the Weakerthans. I'm still a version of my 16 year old
self and a sucker for pop punk stuff.
Movies: October Sky, Shawshank Redemption, A River Runs Through It,
Legends Of The Fall, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, American
History X, Indiana Jones trilogy, Back To The Future, Once, Big,
Donnie Darko, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Requiem For A Dream,
Rushmore, Election, Lost In Translation, Good Will Hunting, Swing
Kids, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Across The Universe, Dead Poets
Society, Fargo, In Bruges, Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, Fast
Times At Ridgemont High, 10 things i hate about you, Inglorious
Basterds, Spy Game, Mongol, Kelly's Heroes, Memento, Mulholland
Falls, Mulholland Drive, Field of Dreams, Green Mile, Motorcycle
Diaries, Apocalypse Now Redux. Almost anything with Robert Redford,
Tom Hanks, or Russell Crowe I'll take a gander at.
TV: How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Spartacus, Camelot, Game of
Thrones, ESPN College Gameday, History's Mysteries, Firefly, Suits,
Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, Warehouse 13, Jeopardy, Biography,
Discovery's Shark Week, True Blood (sad to say).
Most currently, Vietnam in HD narrated by Michael C. Hall (aka
Dexter). So gripping, so heart wrenching.
Food: my grandma's Swedish pancakes, Chinese, Phở, Mongolian, bbq,
Mexican, Italian, a good happy hour burger and beer.
-Anything UofO related. I have season tickets to Duck football
games, try to catch at least one basketball and baseball home game
-Love baseball, despise the Seattle Mariners. I like the Atlanta
Braves, Miwaukee Brewers and the Twins if I had to root for an
American League team.
-Likes hockey but rarely has a chance to catch a game. I used to be
partial to the NY Rangers and Colorado Avalanche years ago. My best
friend is a huge Sharks fan, so I'll root for them when in
-The NBA is the worst pro sports league IMO.
-That said, music and movies usually take precedence over sports,
but if something is on I won't change the channel.