Books: Probably my favorite book of all time is Ender's
Game by Orson Scott Card, though Love Monkey by Kyle
Smith is way, way up there. I recently became dangerously obsessed
with the Scott Pilgrim series. I read through all six
twice and then started lending them out to my friends to spread the
gospel of Bryan Lee O'Malley. They've been making the rounds
throughout Columbia for a few months now. I miss them.
I have a BA in English. I read a lot.
Movies: This is a lot like listing favorite books. I've seen so
many great movies that I'm sure I'll forget some of my favorites...
Okay, I love pretty much anything Quentin Tarantino touches, though
I haven't seen Jackie Brown yet. I seem to favor brothers, also:
the Coen brothers, the Nolan brothers, the Wachowski
When it comes to comedies, I can appreciate highbrow (A Fish
Called Wanda, Burn After Reading, Sideways, Big Lebowski) and
lowbrow. I can quote the following movies in their entirety:
Tommy Boy, Happy Gilmore, Black Sheep, Billy Madison, and
Office Space. I love Monty Python because they are the
source of about 50% of the inside jokes I share with my dad.
Music: Hoo boy. Okay, understand that I mean it when I say I like
everything. Ask me what my favorite bands are
today and I'll give you a different answer tomorrow. In fact, my
musical tastes shift pretty wildly from hour to hour, much less day
to day. There are some that remain constant I suppose. Led
Zeppelin, The Stones, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, CCR,
White Stripes, Black Keys, The Strokes. Music is pretty important
Lately I've been leaning toward more recent indie stuff. Mynabirds,
The Evens, Florence and the Machine, Grizzly Bear... oh, and Shad
can lay it down. Apparently hip hop isn't dead, it just moved up to
Canada. File that under "Things I Never Thought I'd Say."
Food: I could probably eat Mexican food every day and never get
tired of it. The same could be said of Italian. I make some damn
tasty meatballs if you're interested. I just discovered the utter
joy that is Indian food. And of course, life would be hollow
without a delicious burger now and again.
Speaking of which, hit me up if you want a bacon cheeseburger that
will blow your mind.