This used to be just a bunch of big lists, but they always felt
either incomplete or like an information explosion, so I've changed
Books: I read pretty much anything that's recommended to me and
enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, though I'm not really into
trade-paperback thrillers and the like. I do tend to like good
fantasy, and get pretty hipsterish about A Song of Ice and Fire (I
had been waiting not-so-patiently for A Dance with Dragons for six
years, and then all of these HBO-watching latecomers start the
series and get to just read through to the fifth book!? Psh,
Movies: As you may have guessed from the whole "film school" thing,
I like movies a lot. I like a wide range though. My favorite movie
of all time is Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Love the Bomb), but the movie I've probably seen more than any
other is Wayne's World. I love the abstraction of Koyaanisqatsi,
but will also watch Legally Blonde every time I see it on TBS.
Also, you know that obscure pop culture reference you're making?
I'll get it.
TV Shows: I tend to watch more comedy than drama (though The Wire
is possibly my favorite show ever) and am a fan of the shows that
you would expect me to be a fan of given my demographic and
psychographic profile (Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Simpsons,
Parks & Rec, Louie, Community before it got terrible in Season
4, etc.). There's not really a lot that I'm keeping up with on a
weekly basis at this point though. Also, do yourself a favor, go on
Netflix, and watch Firefly.
Music: I like a little bit of everything, which to some people
means that I actually like nothing. Seriously though, why are you
being so judgmental, Those People? I'm not as into music as I am
into movies or books, but I enjoy being introduced to new things
that I like. You know that list you have on your profile? Yeah, I
like some of those artists, but other ones I don't know too much
about. Won't you teach me? Also, no matter how much I like Mumford
& Sons or Janelle Monae, I will never relinquish my love of
early-90s West Coast hip-hop and Seattle grunge. Also, The Who is
the greatest band of all time.
Food: Good food. Just not zucchini.
This wound up being even longer than the lists. Oh well.