Books! I really like books. Non-fiction is most likely something
about neuroscience, math, or physics, with a smattering of politics
and natural history. Fiction is mostly science fiction (favourites
are Paolo Bacigalupi, Ian M Banks, Greg Egan, William Gibson, M
John Harrison, K W Jetter, Alastair Reynolds, and Peter Watts),
with a bit of contemporary lit (e.g., House of Leaves, Hard Boiled
Wonderland and The End of the World, Infinite Jest).
Movies are ok, but often kind of boring – even with all the
explosions and sexy ladies. If I'm in the mood, I can get into it –
but I've found myself disappointed more often than not recently.
Books seem to have a better track record. I do have a serious soft
spot for Korean revenge/gangster movies, though.
I like a confusing range of music: "girlish" (to bolster a
stereotype) stuff like Heather Nova, Ani, Cat Power, or Natalie
Imbruglia; who-doesn't-like-that stuff like White Stripes,
Radiohead, Strokes, or Broken Social Scene; some heavier things
like Deftones or Slipknot; anarchist ska-punk like Choking Victim,
Leftover Crack, or Star Fucking Hipsters; good old fashioned punk
like Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, and Teen Idles
(frankly not big on Black Flag – sacrilege, I know); and less
easily categorized things like the Unicorns, Death Set, Elliot
Smith, Death from Above 1979, Daughter, Harvey Danger, Spoon,
Interpol, Modest Mouse, Sneaker Pimps...
I like kale, tamari roasted almonds, dark chocolate, mushrooms,
spicy things, lentils, coffee, birch beer, and espresso patron