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hmm... I have to admit that I like the idea of books. The time to
actually read them seems beyond me. I like John Irving (World
According to Garp), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Maurice
Sendak, T.S. Elliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald (I actually haven't
read him, but have resigned myself to liking him if I ever
**I've actually read Fitzgerald now, so can say that I like him.
Recently I've been reading more. I have to admit, it's pretty
I had to start with the stuff that I never read in high-school
(Thanks broadcasting and radio)- Gatsby, a lot of Hemingway,
Tolstoy, Ellison, etc. But I've dropped in some Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Khlil Gibran, and as much as I had decided I was not going to enjoy
poetry at all, I did pick up some Merwin and Bill Collins that I
really like. I've realized that:
1- Saying I won't like poetry is like saying that I won't like
food. There's enough variety out there that you just have to
connect with the stuff you like.
2- I will never be well read. I still love the idea of books. I
love bookstores and libraries. I dream of going to Livaria Lello.
But I'm sure I'll never read all the books I'd love to
Movies/TV- Bladerunner, Shawshank Redemption, most things that
Focus puts out, Citizen Kane, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I
don't see many, so I'm sure there are other ones out there that I'd
like. Most recent movie I saw in a theater was Darjeeling Limited,
when it was at the Crest. So the theater experience isn't high on
my list of things to do. For some reason I just have gotten away
from the moving pictures. Sans cable for about 4 years now. I have
seen (and liked) Arrested Development and 6 Ft. Under.
**no cable for about 10 now, still no urge to get it back. I did go
see Avengers in 3d when it came out for the experience of it, so +1
to my movie experiences of the past 5 years. I like Walking Dead,
but prefer the comics. The game is actually pretty good, too. Also,
I somehow got sucked into a combo of RuPaul's Dragrace and Project
Runway. Both of which made me realize I should never watch other
reality shows for fear of becoming an addict.**
Music- just about everything. I love me some country. But the old
Hank Williams Jr., John Prine country. Not the Shania Twain, Toby
Keith, Taylor Swift pseudo-country. Bluegrass, Ambient, Trance,
Glam Rock, Metal, Classical, Broadway, New Age, Punk, whatever you
call the new stuff that is filtering Seattle right now, etc. I
prefer styles and bands over genres. I tend to find folks I just
like to listen to, and listen to them. I probably have more people
that I don't like than like within each genre. But I also like the
idea of music. I have some favorite bands that are horrible
musically. I tend to like the message more than the delivery.
**I would not classify these folks as horrible, but it seems like
my current rotation is heavy with Atoms for Peace, Jack Conte,
AWOLNATION, Jim Croche, Paul Simon, The Bird and The Bee, Frou
Frou, Talking Heads, Foster the People, Grizzly Bear, Velvet
Underground, Mr. Gnome, and a huge dip of Motown: especially
Jackson 5 and Fontella Bass.
And some Van Hagar (the original, not the reunion), for which I
will not apologize.**
Food- I never met a plate I couldn't clean off. I don't know if
chocolate is technically part of a food group, but it's technically
awesome, so I'll just use that.