Asking me to pick my favorites of the above categories is like
asking a mother to choose which of her kids she likes best. If
pressed to answer:
Books - To Kill A Mockingbird, Everything Is Illuminated, The
Giver, The Canterbury Tales, Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bible!, As
I Lay Dying, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, The Pillars of the
Earth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Hours, The
History of Love, and a great deal of poetry. Plus I maintain avid
subscriptions to National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Vogue.
Last Read: How Did You Get This Number
Currently Reading: Re-reading The History of Love
Reading Next: I dunno, you tell me!
Movies - The Royal Tenenbaums (and really anything by Anderson),
Some Like It Hot, Harold & Maude, The Graduate, The Truman
Show, Pleasantville, Garden State, Holy Motors, Edward
Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Big Fish, and most of Woody Allen's
Next Watching: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Music - The Bowerbirds, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Joanna Newsom,
Simon & Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fleet
Foxes, Bon Iver, Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, Alt-J, Nick Drake,
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Andrew Bird, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ty Segall
& White Fence, Modest Mouse, TV On The Radio, Black Pussy, The
Tallest Man on Earth, The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Interpol, The Kinks,
Neil Young, Islands, Portugal. The Man, RJD2, Radical Face, Nicole
Atkins, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Geographer, Eagles of Death Metal,
Devil Makes Three, LCD Soundsystem, The Builders and the Butchers,
The White Stripes, Spoon, Gnarls Barkley, Bowie, Cults, Cass
McCombs, most jazz, blues, doo-wop, motown, folk, classic rock,
funk, classical, and a healthy dose of hip-hop. Stopping now... I
could go on forever.
Current Musical Obsession (to be updated whenever I
remember/fucking feel like it):
Shows - Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, The Newsroom, Arrested
Development, 30 Rock, Always Sunny, Parks & Rec, Futurama,
Weeds, Archer, Party Down, Clone High, Daria, Twin Peaks, Colbert,
Stewart, Freaks & Geeks, Girls, Workaholics, South Park.
Food - Anything authentic/home cooked. I'm not really into chain
restaurants/fast food. I don't eat any animals that live in water
full time (i.e. no fish/shellfish, but I have been known to sample
alligator sausage). And bring on the hot sauce!