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I love Neal Stephenson and Lois McMaster Bujold, both for their
engaging plots and their snarky, witty language. Ender's Game,
though not so much its sequels. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance. Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways. The poetry of A River
Runs Through It. And (sigh) whatever I'm *supposed* to be
reading--from time to time I'll remember why I enjoy it!
I follow Questionable Content, Girl Genius, Gunnerkrigg Court, and
Hark a Vagrant, though that's not updating as much anymore.
I don't watch all that much TV, but I loved Firefly, am on-again,
off-again with Doctor Who, and keep meaning to catch up on Breaking
Bad and Battlestar Galactica. I watch old Daria episodes, and
wonder how something so hilarious could be so corporate. And then
MST3k, RiffTrax, and cheesy online review shows.
I listen to a lot of folk and bluegrass, but also smatterings of
indie, synth-pop, and whatever the Magnetic Fields qualify as. I'm
a regular contra dancer, and keep meaning to learn to play
something one of these days.
I love ethnic food--thai, indian, ethiopian, and good green chile.
Spicy food is a good thing.