My current internet obsession is reading smartass poltical blogs like Balloon Juice , and keeping up with friends on Facebook. I exist at the intersection of some very disparate groups of people--don't we all, though?--and that's a source of constant coolness and occasional flame wars.
I've been concerned more and more with food; I've always been a foodie, to some degree, but I've been thinking a lot lately about where it comes from and how to eat more locally. Would love to be a vegetarian locavore in theory, but I've got a bit too much of the Anthony Bourdain in me to really pull that off.
I like live music, though I hardly ever get out to shows these days. I suck as a companion at such events, though, as I'm there to see the band, with only occasional witty banter.
I teach literature for a living and read it for a hobby. Did I mention I was a geek?
From the old "three adjective" intro on OKC: I am wry, geeky, and frequently obscene
Recent faves: Very intrigued by H.L. Mencken's _A Religious Orgy in Tennessee_, his collected columns about the Scopes Monkey Trial. Also, Sinclair Lewis's _It Can't Happen Here_, an alternate history about the coming of fascism to America. It's eerily applicable to certain current events... Getting back into China Mieville after a hiatus--in which he wrote like 47 novels.
Movies: Old faves: LOTR! Old Star Wars. Anything Baz Luhrman. V for Vendetta!!! Good Night, and Good Luck. The Big Lebowski. 40 Year Old Virgin. Knocked Up. Superbad. (Basically anything that's Apatastic.) the Big Lebowski. ("You said 'Big Lebowski' twice." "I like the Big Leboswki." So, I guess that means I should put Blazing Saddles here, too.) Loved the Iron Man movies. Proof that mainstream action movies don't have to be stupid. Also: MUPPETS!! Still trying to figure out if I'm a muppet of a man or a very manly muppet...
Looking forward to: Hugo--loved the book! Avengers. The Firefly reunion show/movie. ("It's totally going to happen" he mutters to himself. "Cosmic justice demands it...")
TV: Community (SAVE GREENDALE!), The Good Wife, the Daily Show, Modern Family.
Music: Americana, esp. Son Volt, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Shakira (okay, she's South Americana...) and Green Day. Bruce Springsteen. Local Fave: Rob Russell and the Sore Losers. (I'd put him up there with Scott Miller in terms of quality.) But I also own a limited smattering of bluegrass, jazz, swing, funk, and country--so I suppose I'm pretty eclectic.
Foods: Heh. Yeah. Foods. Love em. Love to cook and love to eat. And just about any ethnicity; Italian, Ethiopian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, Indian.