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Books: Mostly light reading, such as "The Neverending Story",
"Timeline", "The Terminal Man", other books by Michael Crichton and
some of the Tom Clancy spin-off books such as "Net Force". I'm not
much of a reader, but if something gets my interest I'll pick it
up. Also, if you've read anything interesting feel free to tell me
Movies: The "Back to the Future" Trilogy, "The Matrix", "Iron Man",
the first three "Die Hard" movies, "Zombieland", just about any
Pixar movie and a whole mess of others. I'm a child of the 80's, so
I love all of those delightfully bad Stallone and Schwarzenegger
Music: I like a lot of different types of music, but I'm not a big
fan of rap (though there are some exceptions) or country. Just to
name a few: Motion City Soundtrack, Eminem (and a few of the songs
from Bad Meets Evil,) Linkin Park (only their first two albums,)
Breaking Benjamin, The Crystal Method and even old school stuff
like Def Leppard and Digital Underground. My tastes are definitely
wrought with guilty pleasures. I'm sure that the kinds of music I
like will not appeal to everyone, but I have a broad enough taste
to have something in common with most.
Food: Italian, Chinese and Mexican. I also like to go for a gyro
every now and then (Number One Gyro on West Broad is pretty tasty.)
Not a fan of seafood, but it's entirely possible that I just
haven't had it in a way that I'd like.