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I read a lot. I love to read fantasy (George R. R. Martin, the late
Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, etc ...) mystery (Michael Connelly,
John Sandford, etc ...), technothrillers (Douglas Preston, Lincoln
Child, Michael Crichton, etc ...) and a bit of non-fiction (e.g.
Malcom Gladwell, as well as technology and history). I read so much
at work that most of what I read is what I call tripe (fun, but
hardly literature). I haven't bought a novel for myself in years,
the library is my friend. If I can ever get to a point where I'm
not overwhelmed at work (Hey, let me dream), I really would like to
read more classic literature. For some reason I've got an itch to
read Atlas Shrugged. I'm not an objectivist, but for some reason it
interests me. I just got a subscription to Marvel Unlimited (think
Netflix for comics), so I've also been catching up on some guilty
super hero pleasures.
When it comes to films I tend to prefer action, comedy and horror
flicks. The last three movies I saw in the theater were Antman,
Terminator Genisys and Pitch Perfect 2. I get my share of dramas,
but that is usually when I'm in the mood. Lincoln, for example was
an absolutely fabulous movie!
I don't watch that much television aside from sports (and then not
as much as I want). I got Netflix about a year ago (was I the last
one?) and I think I've seen most of the movies I want to. Still
some good TV though. I got HBO Now and I've been spending some time
catching up on stuff I missed. I absolutely *LOVED* The Wire. Going
through Game of Thrones and Band of Brothers now and True Detective
is coming soon.
Music is usually the radio with a mix of Pop, Alternative and
Hip-Hop. It may surprise you to know know what over 75% of the
albums I own are hip-hop (but, to be fair, the last album I bought
was probably 15 years ago). I still like hip-hop, but have included
more pop and alternative stuff as well. I also like musicals as
well, in particular live. Haven't seen a show on Broadway yet, but
it is definitely on my to do list.
Food is awesome. I wouldn't call myself a foodie (I don't even know
how to define that), but I do love to eat. My favorites are
Chinese, Mexican and Indian. I love dim sum on a Sunday morning.
Recently my son has gone through an experimentation phase so I have
cooked live crabs (that was an adventure), eel (purchased live at
the store), squid (didn't work out well) and most recently lobster
(much easier to cook than I expected). I had a blast doing them
all, and I'm looking forward to trying some new stuff at home. I
really need to get better with sides and vegetables though, that is
my weakness (well that and presentation, I'm not an artist).