In general I have a positive outlook on life and am happy with where I am at in this crazy mixed up world.
I like to read pretty much anything; I read non-fiction to stay informed and fiction for entertainment. I was concerned that it seemed as though I haven't read many books over the past year, until I realized that I read a lot of political/ news commentary, whether online or magazines, which accounts for quite a bit lines of copy that I've read over the year. I love alliteration, in fact one of my all time favorite movie scenes is in the movie "V for vendetta" when V does his monologue before saving evie "...Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose". I doubt that it is a good idea to actually put this in writing, but also do adore puns, especially if they are clever.
I do like to cook, while I don't think I am an excellent cook, I am passable with a recipe. Though whenever I regale one of my co-workers with my most recent efforts or my plans for the upcoming Fête she asks "how is it that you aren't married?" Though I suspect that I am better in the telling than the doing. Still for the record, for Thanksgiving (2013) I made a Southwest roast turkey w/gravy from the Oct/Nov 2013 issue of fine cooking. Roast turkey with ancho chile, chipotle chile, cumin and fresh oregano. With pan gravy, chorizo accented stuffing, lime and mint carrot mash, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts w/ leeks, fresh ginger and lime. For dessert, pumpkin pie, custard pie and coffee pecan pie. I liked it, and my roommate seemed to enjoy it... So there you have it.
If you understand TANSTAAFL, then you understand my views on life.