Kurt Vonnegut is my literary hero and one of the reasons I started
writing in the first place.
Also - Eggers, Sedaris, Adams, David Wong
I watch a shit ton of movies and dig everything with an emphasis on
comedies, since they're something I aspire to write for in the
future. That being said, I am particularly a giant nerd for all of
the old Henson movies, and can do the voices for most of the
characters. Which I practice, alone, in my apartment. Which is only
vaguely depressing. Like a three on the depressing meter. Four,
tops. Some stuff: Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, UHF, Big Trouble in
Arrested Development, Sunny in Philadelphia, Flight of the
Conchords, 30 Rock - don't have cable but have been trying to get
myself into a new show through Netflix every once and awhile BUT
THERE IS JUST SO MUCH. OVERWHELMING.
I buy/listen to/play so much music that I wouldn't know where to
start with any of it, so I'll say this: music is a thing happiness
is made of, like pancakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and is a big
part of my life.
Band you should check out: The Jezabels. Intense aussie-indie
I went to culinary school years ago, which ended up turning me into
some sort of ULTIMATE MEGA FOODIE that will eat everything. Except
Circus Peanuts. Fuck Circus Peanuts. Indian and Thai food in
particular make me want to do a jumping fist pump.