Books: Kitchen Confidential, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Shel
Silverstein, The God Delusion, Freakonomics, The Devil in the White
City, Dune, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Road, The Things they
Carried, Ender's Game, The Stand, Angela's Ashes, and many more
that fill my bookshelves (and iPad).
Movies: Goodfellas, The Godfather 1/2, Apocalypse Now, Anything
Pixar, Cheesy '80s action, Lord of the Rings, Eternal Sunshine,
Lost in Translation, Fargo, Anchorman, Office Space, Fear and
Loathing in Las Vegas, Airplane, The Big Lebowski, Dumb and Dumber,
Caddyshack, Animal House, Dark Knight, Hot Rod, Schindlers List,
Shawshank Redemption, Star Trek 2/4/6, Star Wars 4/5/6, + a million
I am forgetting.
TV Shows (past and present) (and yes, I always have a very full
DVR): Fringe, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Entourage, The Wire, The West Wing, Arrested
Development, Lost, The Sopranos, The Office (Brit and US), The IT
Crowd, Spaced, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Its Always Sunny in
Philadelphia, Flight of the Conchords, Eastbound and Down, The
Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Twin Peaks, Homeland.
Music: An eclectic mix to fit any mood, everything from classical
to hip-hop to punk to rock new and old, to movie soundtracks and
Food: Anything with a healthy amount of spice (both heat and
flavor). Anything middle-eastern, Indian, Chinese, Japanese (sushi
fanatic), unusual or unique in any way. I'm like Andrew Zimmern and
Anthony Bourdain without the massive production budget.