Help your potential matches find common interests.
Words: I'm equally happy reading hard-boiled
mysteries, Shakespeare, graphic novels, cookbooks, biographies,
non-fiction, etc. I generally skip modern fiction. I currently have
my bookmark in Modernist Cuisine, and I'm eying some classics
sitting on my shelf (okay, iPad) - Proust heads the list.
Pictures: Seurat, Mondrian, Pollock, Escher,
Kandinsky, Van Gogh
Words & Pictures: Less and less every day, it
seems. Either they are canceled/end (Damages, Breaking Bad) or stop
interesting me (Boardwalk Empire, Homeland). I still adore Mad Men
though. Others I like(d) are The Killing, Doctor Who, True
Detective, Sherlock, Bored To Death, Arrested Development, Happy
Endings, Downton Abbey, Daily Show, Sports Night, Buffy, X-Files,
Twin Peaks, IT Crowd, Tabletop, and of course, The Wire.
Words & (Bigger) Pictures: The top five are
probably Seven Samurai, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, Lawrence Of
Arabia, The Third Man, and M. Hulot's Holiday, but that's always in
some amount of flux. Yep, I like classics. Hey, at least they're
What? You want some a little more recent? Okay. The Fountain, The
Red Violin, Margin Call, Boyhood, and Brick.
I pay much more attention to directors. Favorites there are Akira
Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Jacques Tati, Jean-Luc Godard, Krzysztof
Kieślowski, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, Edward Burns, John
Sayles, Terrence Malick, and Eugene Jarecki.
Sounds: Belle & Sebastian, Spain, Hayden, Mark
Eitzel, Yo La Tengo, Pixies, Stereolab, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,
Sleater-Kinney, Ivy, The Magnetic Fields, Nick Drake, Neutral Milk
Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, That Dog, Cibo Matto, John Coltrane,
Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie
Holiday, Luna, Rilo Kiley, Cornershop, Throwing Muses, Angelfish,
Imperial Teen, Morrissey, The Smiths, Beastie Boys, Sebadoh,
Magnapop, Shivaree, Velocity Girl, They Might Be Giants, Concrete
Blonde, Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Fountains Of Wayne, I Love You
But I've Chosen Darkness (actually, I've never heard the last one
but isn't it a great band name?)
BONUS FACT: I was able to have one of those artists play a house
party for my 40th birthday - quite the dream!
Mangoes are definitely the best.
Mangosteens are entirely different, much more elusive, and nearly
Will I be flying to Boston in July to have some cucumber ice cream?
I made koulibiac once and it was very much worth the effort.
Uni at a really good sushi restaurant is an exceptional
A really lemony lemon tart.
Moxie (I don't expect you to like this too - NO ONE but me does.)