I love fiction, primarily fantasy or sci-fi. The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy is my absolute favorite book. The story is compelling
and the writing is clever and brilliant. I loved the Dragonlance
series, specifically the works of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman,
as well as the Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques. I've also
enjoyed historical fiction, I've read a lot of work by Bernard
Cornwell (the Richard Sharpe series).
I've read World War Z 10+ times already. It's awesome!
I enjoy lots of different movies. From action-adventure (Die Hard,
James Bond) to dramas (Shawshank Redemption). Comedies are great,
too, but I prefer witty writing over the cruder / baser humor
(example, The Producers over something like Scary Movie). Being a
fantasy and sci-fi fan, I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy as
well as the original Star Wars trilogy. I also have a soft spot for
Japanese samurai movies (7 Samurai, 13 Assassins). I also enjoy
movies that make me think or can get a genuine reaction from me
(American History X). I also really enjoy animated movies,
especially movies from Pixar, as they're fun and are very well
written and put together.
Most anything on Food Network. I love "Iron Chef Amercia" and
"Chopped". It's really awesome being able to watch what
professional chefs can come up with with strange / exotic
ingredients. "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" is another favorite, it
brings a smile to my face seeing regular people being successful
doing what they love.
Apart from food related shows, I value shows with.compelling
characters or witty writing. "Doctor Who" takes the cake for.both
of those criteria. "Dexter" is one of my favorites, as well as "The
United States of Tara". "Castle" is my favorite network show
currently, as I'm a big fan of Nathan Fillion. I also enjoy
cartoons, like "Adventure Time" and "Regular Show".
My taste in music is very eclectic. From classic rock (The Beatles,
Queen) to jazz & swing (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut
Zippers) to electronic (Daft Punk), I tend to be able to enjoy
something from every genre (except country/western, sorry). I'm
also a huge Frank Sinatra fan, I grew up listening to him with my
Working with musician's has also opened me up to the awesome local
music we have in central Florida. My favorite local bands are,
Zanesville, Samurai Shotgun and Sunshine & Bullets. I have a
lot of respect for local musicians and, though I may not always
like them, I'll always give them a shot.
Like my musical tastes, my food tastes are varied. Being of mixed
race, I was introduced to a variety of different foods, I grew up
with English and Chilean food. My go to favorites include Italian,
Chinese, Mexican and American. I tend to treat myself to Chinese at
least once a week. I'm usually willing to try something new, as
long as it's not too wierd. I also really love BBQ, but can't have
it too often (see below).
Within the past year I've begun eating a lot better. Less fatty,
sugary and processed foods. More whole grain and more fruits and
vegetables. Just because it's healthier for you, doesn't always
mean it has to taste bad!