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Books: I could go on all day with this list, but some
highlights/recent favorites - Stroud's Bartimaeus books; Hunger
Games; Maze Runner; most books with dragons; Alas, Babylon; Apollo
13 and a whole slew of space books; Into Thin Air; and generally a
lot of scifi/fantasy/speculative fiction/YA lit/post-apocalyptic
lit with a smattering of mostly science-oriented non-fiction.
Movies: Cube and sequels, Alien and sequels, Spirited Away, Howl's
Moving Castle, Empire Records. I'm also a sucker for bank robbery
movies, zombie movies, and disaster movies.
TV: Outstanding favorites include: Star Trek (all incarnations),
Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, West Wing, Firefly, Samurai
Champloo, X-Files, and most reality TV competition type shows (we
all get one guilty pleasure, right?)
Music: Almost anything - I'm really not picky. Recently I've been
listening a lot to my "bluesy, funky, jazzy" and "Dance around like
a fool" Pandora stations.
Food: I'm not too picky, but especially like:
vegetarian/pescetarian (I am eating red meat again these days but
still mostly opt for veggies), sushi, Indian, Thai, Burmese,
Video Games: I like video games in a number of genres, ranging from
"casual" phone games to epic RPGs. I'm particularly taken by
economic/cultural/nation-building simulation games (Anno 1701 and
so forth), but there are so few good ones out there. Settlers II
remains a perennial favorite, even if I have to run a VM to play
Board/Card Games: Classics like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride,
Carcasonne, and recently have been really enjoying 7 Wonders,
Betrayal on the House on the Hill, Bohnanza.