Favorite authors include Jeffery Eugenides, Sarah Vowell, Salman
Rushdie, Jonathan Safran Foer, David Sedaris, Jhumpa Lahiri and
A Fish Called Wanda or The Princess Bride will lure me out of any
sort of unhappy mood and E.T. will always scare me. The Station
Agent is definitely on the top 10 list. Anything Mel Brooks touches
is gold in my book.
I watch entirely too much television on the internet, but The Wire,
The West Wing, and Arrested Development are probably my favorites.
I've recently gotten really into Homeland. Breaking Bad is great.
And I love Jeopardy! Nothing sets up a good night quite like
nailing the Final Jeopardy! question.
My music taste is very easily influenced. It tends toward indie
rock bands but I have soft spots for 60s-era folk, showtunes, and
Top 40. Old and current favorites include: The Mountain Goats,
Simon & Garfunkel (and Simon), Bob Dylan, The National, Pete
Seeger, First Aid Kit, Patsy Cline, Bruce Springsteen, Neko Case,
Brandi Carlile, The New Pornographers, Robyn, Alabama Shakes,
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. My tolerance for cheesy pop music
is probably higher than most.
I love food. I love lots of different kinds of food. Meat,
vegetables, fried, steamed, you name it. If I haven't had it
before, I will probably love it even more. Regular cravings include
bulgogi, pancakes, and New York pizza.