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Books: I've read and loved a lot of classics; Hemingway, Bellow,
Tolstoy, Faulkner and more. Contemporaries too; Richard Ford,
Eugenides, Tom Robbins, Vonnegut, McMurtry, Roth. Pulp; Rice, King,
Grisham and my childhood reading, Louis L'amour. Recently Cormac
McCarthy, James Elroy, Nabokov. "Moby Dick" and "The Man of La
Mancha" are on my nightstand. I read the Pulitzer every year
(Haven't read a Pulitzer since 2010, wasn't one last year, so I'm a
couple behind. But I've read 20 + Pulitzer prize winning novels I
think, and 100's other good books). This list has a glaring lack of
female writers. I love Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Munro,
and many more.
Movies: All the regular stuff. I go to the theater for Scorsese,
the Coppola's , Wes Anderson, the Coen's, you get the
Shows/Music: Lots of old school stuff, punk, Motown, Texas music,
and stuff on the radio. I think Jack White is a genius. The
National, The Flaming Lips, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, Aretha, LL,
the Beasties, Pixies/Breeders, The Clash, The Temptations, Bob
Wills and his Texas Playboys, Raul Malo/The Mavericks, so many
talented people, so little space.
Food: I'm an O.F. (Original Foodie). I studied cooking and cooked
professionally in the 90's and now for my friends and family all
the time. I can do fancy but it's been a while since I've made a
Bearnaise. I like simple. I make chocolate mousse fairly regularly.
It's pretty simple though. I will cook for anyone. Watching the
growth in the availability of good food has amazed me over the last
25 years. I like most anything fresh and not or lightly processed.
BBQ and Mexican make life easy. I eat a lot of Thai, Vietnamese and
Indian food, and a lot of vegetables and fish. Job stresses have
made it hard to eat the way I like for the last 6 months or so, so
I end up eating less than I want. I strive for a tasty, healthy,