Books- Did you say books? I LOVE books! I love Carver, Tepper,
Adams, Gaiman, Shakespeare (I'm an English major, so I can actually
say I read The Bard for pleasure and not sound totally pretentious,
right?), Poe, Lovecraft, Asprin, Clarke, Bradbury, Asimov, King,
Woolf, humorous political commentary books, and meta-writing stuff.
I've recently been trying to read as much Vonnegut, Asimov, and
LeGuin as I can get my hands on. I've been reading a lot of turn of
the 20th century speculative fiction, being very interested lately
in when speculative fiction fell out of favor amongst
critics--when, in fact, most of the canon actually *IS* speculative
fiction of some form or another.
Movies- Serenity, Donnie Darko, Memento, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction,
cheesy action movies with utterly horrific
right-before-they-kill-you lines especially involving "*VERB*
this!" kind of lines, musicals that I listen to over and over while
I'm cleaning house, anything by Pixar is a guilty pleasure (so
formulaic--so predictable--yet so good!). It's not that I don't get
how cheesy and tropy (that's not a word, but I'm using it anyway)
Pixar is. I just find it strangely hard to care when they make such
FUN movies. There's absolutely no way that I'll admit here that I
kind of like romantic comedies too and I sometimes "Awww" right
along with red_fish
when they finally kiss. None.
Not technically a movie, but worth mentioning: I've really enjoyed
shows that HBO makes. I was sad to see Carnivalle and Deadwood
canceled, but I had a lot of fun with Rome, The Sopranos, and 6
Feet Under was just AMAZING.
Music- If it came from the soundtracks section of the music store,
chances are I'll like it. Anything mellow as well like Enya,
Erasure, Enigma (all those E guys). Also I seem to have a 80's
thing, though I think what I really like was all the synthesizer
going on. (Maybe I should have put this under "the most private
thing I'm willing to admit...") They Might Be Giants, Sting, Cake.
But then I also love thumpy stuff with angry Germans who are
apparently in need of a naps and suppositories or smooth jazz. It's
very eclectic, and tends to have more to do with the quality than
the particular style. And yes, I like all the pretentious stuff too
like Mozart and Beethoven and junk, but I'm not going to be putting
that on a public profile, okay?
Food- Anything with cheese. (I'm almost not kidding,
unfortunately--good thing I like the gym.) Savory stuffs. Hearty
foods. My mom raised me on southern cooking so that
terrible-for-you stuff is my comfort food. I'm living with a vegan
and a cholesterol-free eater, and I've never minded, though. I like
all KINDS of food as long as it isn't TOO spicy. And I hope we get
to the marry-your-vacuum point on the slippery slope of marriage
rights, because I would like to marry garlic. Obviously equal
rights for LGBT persons is the first step to my marrying garlic, so
I'm in favor of it.