I'm a big fan of Diana Gabaldon and Sharon Kay Penman. I love good,
well-researched historical fiction. Graham Greene and Dostoyevsky
do it for me, too. Anything by Isabel Allende. Vonnegut. Wilbur
Smith tells a great story.
I love action and adventure films. Cold War-themed films,
especially those made after the fall. Silk Stockings, Only You,
Bourne Identity, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, the
King's Speech, Amelie, and so many more. The cinematography of
Eternal Sunshine is stunning. I love a good story. I usually skip
most romantic comedies on the basis of silliness. I can count on
one hand the number of them that I've considered worth my time. I
do not watch horror or slasher films, or movies guaranteed to make
me cry (possibly excepting true stories). There are enough tears in
the world without contriving them.
I watch Doctor Who, White Collar, Modern Family and NCIS
I listen to most music; I'm kind of unpredictable on this topic.
Mostly I channel surf or let pandora do its thing.
I prefer to patronize locally-owned restaurants. I love
Mediterranean and Chinese food. I sometimes crave fried chicken,
mild fish, and chocolate (usually not all at once). I don't eat a
lot of junk. Oh! And Honey bunches of oats (I looove this
I love dry wines. I grew up in a family who drinks wine with
dinner, so I have at least half a glass almost every day. I choose
the varietal by the meal, the atmosphere, the weather, and the
company. Usually, though, I drink chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. I
also enjoy a good mint julep (awfully hard to come by in L'burg) or
a nice buttery single-malt scotch, neat.