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Books: Books have been an important part of my life since early
childhood. The first book I read was "Goodnight Moon," so it
retains a special place in my heart. Current favorite authors
include: John Irving, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt
Vonnegut, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Joe Hill, Gillian Flynn,
Ken Follett, Neil Gaiman, Alexandre Dumas, George R. R. Martin and
many, many others. I'm currently reading Tea Obreht's "The Tiger's
I also read comic books occasionally.
Movies: I'm currently working my way through the "100 Essential
Films" list from the National Society of Film Critics. Some
excellent choices that I've watched from the list include: 8 1/2,
The Apartment, The 400 Blows, L'Atalante, The Apu Trilogy, All
About Eve, and Bringing up Baby. (The list is in alphabetical
order, so stay tuned for the exciting movies to come in "C" and
I've moved on to the "C" movies and will also recommend "Children
of Paradise." It's a ridiculously pretty movie, and you're allowed
to act pretentiously for at least a week afterwards if you watch
it, because it's French, concerns the theater, and is over 3 hours
Shows: The only show I've been watching consistently, week-to-week
lately is South Park. I'm also into the new(ish) web-series "Bee
and PuppyCat"--it's a weird name for a show, but worth looking up
if you like quirky humor.
Music: I've been on a weird music kick lately that has mostly
consisted of Scottish pirate metal/Finnish folk metal mixed with
the occasional American pop song. Mostly I want to hear lyrics
about wenches and mead, but occasionally I just really need to know
all about that bass.
Food: I love food. Eating is definitely a big hobby of mine, to the
extent that I do it nearly every day. I tend to go to the
restaurants nearest my apartment the most, which means Cajun, Thai,
Indian, Moroccan, bars, microbrews, that one sushi place I just
found out about but is awesome, and fast food if I don't actually
want to put on clothes. I also make stuff for myself a lot.
Beer is also a thing that I'm trying to be more into. I know I like
dark beer, and hate IPAs, but don't know much more about it than
that. Trying new brews is fun, though. My Kroger just instituted a
"Make-your-own 6-pack" system, and I've been systematically working
my way through all their most expensive beers. $6 supermarket beer
is quality stuff.