I'm a longtime fan of Douglas Coupland and other Canadian writers.
These days I prefer scoping out used book stores and picking up
something that seems relatable. I've been making time to actually
read the Beat authors rather than just pretend I've read
I adore movies. I'll watch absolutely anything and love going to
the theatre. "My Dinner with Andre," "It's a Wonderful Life," and
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" are among my favourites,
but the list is so long it's ridiculous. I also really enjoy
checking out locations where certain films or TV shows were shot.
That's my kind of field trip. Show wise, I watch "Girls," "Veep,"
"Louie," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Mindy Project"
and "Saturday Night Live" pretty regularly. There's a ton of stuff
I haven't seen that I'm just waiting for an excuse to
I'm into CBC Radio 3. Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas, Said the Whale
(Vancouver produces almost as much terrific musical talent as it
does rain), Death Cab For Cutie (or anything Ben Gibbard touches,
really), Elbow, Matthew Good, Buck 65, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Beck. I
also love dancing, especially if it involves Northern soul or Brit
pop. I've held on to a stereo for years because I'll always want to
be able to make compilation tapes. Compilation tapes are
And I'm always open to trying new foods. Food is delicious. Hooray