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: Arthur Clarke, 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 just started reading a book by Anthony
Trollope called "The Small House at Allington." It's good so far,
but hard to tell where exactly it's going!
I also read comic books occasionally. I grew up with DC, but I
don't really have a strong preference for any particular universe,
as long as the stories are engaging. My latest fixation has been
the Locke & Key series, written by Joe Hill.
Movies: I'm a bit of a cinephile, and will watch most movies. Some
of my all-time favorites include: Mr. Holland's Opus, Requiem for a
Dream, A Clockwork Orange, Natural Born Killers, Yojimbo, 2001: A
Space Odyssey, and the first 10 minutes of Up. I just recently
re-watched Fellini's 8 1/2 and fell in love with it all over
again--if you're looking for a movie to watch, I highly recommend
Shows: I don't really watch a lot of TV on a regular basis, as I
don't have cable and don't especially miss it. Things I enjoy when
I do watch TV: Jeopardy, The Daily Show, Futurama, Adventure Time
(and Bravest Warriors), Attack on Titan, Game of Thrones, Parks and
Recreation, House of Cards, old episodes of The Simpsons, Sherlock,
and Downton Abbey. I'm sad that Breaking Bad ended, but, having
just discovered American Horror Story, I'm starting to move
Music: I mostly listen to Pandora for my music. My current channels
are: Opera, Dubstep, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kanye West, Lindsey Stirling,
Linkin Park, Geoffrey Castle, Gorillaz, Mozart, Queen, The 90s, 80s
Pop, Adele, Rufus Wainwright, Pantera, Tesla, Blink 182, Hard Rock,
Alternative/Indie Rock, The Doors, Arlo Guthrie, They Might Be
Giants, Classic Rock, Punk/New Wave, and Something Corporate. It's
an eclectic mix.
I also really enjoy live music of pretty much any kind. I love
going to music festivals, concerts, or even just a local band at a
coffee shop or bar.
Podcasts: I listen to a lot of podcasts, particularly on commutes
and when I'm doing chores around the apartment. My favorite shows
are: Freakonomics, Keith and the Girl, Radiolab, the Rooster Teeth
Podcast, and This American Life.
Food: I'll eat just about anything, except for most seafood. I
absolutely love Italian, Indian, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Moroccan,
Greek, Mexican, and any of the miscellaneous junk food we classify
as "American." I'm also up for trying something new!