Here is where I list the stuff I like and hope that you like some
of it too so we can have deep conversations about James Baldwin
novels, have a rainy day Elvis Presley movie marathon, take a road
trip to Tahoe to see Phish and get dressed up to see a Sunday
matinee opera at the War Memorial Opera House. But really, it's
totally okay if you hate some of the things I like and vice versa.
It's not necessary to have everything in common.
Some of my favorite authors are Alex Haley, Kurt Vonnegut, Octavia
Butler, Truman Capote, John Steinbeck, Jeanette Winterson. I read a
lot of children's lit for work. There's a place in my heart for
dystopian fiction and classic American lit. I spend my entire day
surrounded by books but I don't have much time to read these days.
I'm working on that.
You know...the usuals... Coen Bros, John Waters are a couple of
faves. I love horror movies. A few years ago I stumbled upon Viva
Las Vegas and thus began my obsession with Elvis Presley movies
(Girl Happy is my favorite). Some other favorites include Harold
and Kumar Go To White Castle, Set it Off, Raising Arizona, City of
God, Amelie, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Do the Right Thing. Oh, and I
like animated movies, esp. Pixar and Miyazaki.
I don't have much time for television, and most of the shows I
really like are cartoons, like South Park, Bob's Burgers, all the
adult swim ones (Metalocalypse and the Boondocks are my favorite
adult swim cartoons). I like sketch comedy like Key & Peele and
SNL (Chapelle's Show forever). The only two shows that draw me in
and I make a point to watch weekly when they are on are True Blood
and American Horror Story. I've recently fallen in love with Orange
is the New Black.
I love music. All of it. One time I went to the Wherehouse
(remember those?!?) and bought albums by Hole, Dolly Parton, Paul
Simon and the Smiths and the clerk commented on how eclectic my
selections were. I go through phases too. Like, right now I'm
really into 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, but in 6 weeks, who knows?
I might be really into Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor or
Erykah Badu or Tori Amos or Jill Scott or the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs and
Bloc Party. Maybe I'm singing along to every single Garth Brooks
and Reba McEntire song because I'm in a 90's country kinda mood.
Maybe I'm getting down to Sly and the Family Stone. I love concerts
and I love to dance. I will go to any jam band concert because they
are always the most fun.
I like pretty much everything. Except seafood. I enjoy cooking.
I've been known to drive incredible distances to eat some
cheeseburgers I saw on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.