In general SciFi is my favorite genre for books and movies,
like Action, Comedy, drama generally in that order.
Books: Alfred Bester (Demolished Man), Robert Heinlein (Moon is
Harsh Mistress), Phillip K. Dick (Man in the High Castle),
Kress (Beggars in Spain), Connie Willis (Doomsday book),
Scott Card (Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher
Columbus/Ender's Game) to name a few.
Movies: Cabin in the woods, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Star Trek,
Star Wars, Matrix, Terminator and some animes (Ghost in the Shell).
Some comedy like 40 Year Old Virgin, Grosse Point Blank, Scott
Pilgrim, and some horror films for a good scare. I find that the
dramas of independents are much more interesting than what
Hollywood ever does, so often trek to Kendall for a movie. Some of
the long term favorite dramas include Shawshank Redemption,
Casablanca, Secretary, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, Memento, Good Will Hunting, and many others.
TV: Firefly (SHOULD still be on) and anything by Joss Whedon, Top
Chef (my ONLY guilty pleasure of reality TV), True Blood, Game of
Thrones, Dexter, Bored to Death, Dr. Who, American Horror Story,
The Newsroom. I also Like comedy - The Daily Show, Family Guy,
Futurama, and Simpsons.
I am a bit of a Foodie and love trying new restaurants. There
really isn't any food I wouldn't try, save for liver. My
are Sushi, Indian, or simply just Pizza. Anything with Molasses...
Ginger molasses cookies, Homemade Gingerbread (I can make it), and
Gingersnap molasses ice cream from Toscanini's - YUMMM!!!!
Radio: NPR, PHC, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Radiolab
Travel - I have been quite fortunate to get to travel to
Russia, and most of Western European countries. I have many more
locales I really want to see. I love learning about ancient
cultures, so still wanna see Egypt, Greece, and Peru -
with Ancient Ruins - SOON! I also have had a long-standing goal to
get to Antarctica in this lifetime.