Books! Good, solid, non-digital, page filled books (that's not to
say I have anything against anyone who utilizes things like Kindles
and such. After all, the method doesn't matter as long as you enjoy
Stephen King's Dark Tower series, the Discworld series, the Russian
urban fantasy Night Watch series, Sandman Slim, Ender's Game*, John
Dies at the End, almost anything by Warren Ellis including
Transmetropolitan (Spider Jerusalem is my hero) and Crooked Little
Vein, Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, and Battlefield Earth is a guilty
*Yes. I am aware of what a bastard the author is, doesn't change my
enjoyment of a book I've owned since childhood. In fact, he has the
exact kind of personality that deserves to be hit by a bus of rabid
badgers and then defiled by hideous deep sea monstrosities. But
that fact remains that Ender's Game actually gave me something to
relate to as a child no matter what a weapons grade douchecanoe the
**Yes yes. I know Scientology this, L. Ron Hubbard that, but all
made up religion insanity aside, I find it to just be a fun read
about Scotsmen being badass and obliterating an intergalactic
empire with nuclear warheads.
Music! Glorious music:
Better Than Ezra, Terrence Zdunich as Lucifer, Foster the People,
Amanda Palmer, Emilie Autumn, NiN, Snow Patrol, All American
Rejects, Snow Patrol, Finger Eleven, Dezeray's Hammer, Amanda
Palmer, David Bowie, Fiona Apple, Collective Soul, Soundgarden,
Muse,Mindless Self Indulgence, Garbage, Funeral Suits, Electric 6,
Manson, Eve 6, Of Monsters and Men, Mountain Goats, Foster the
People. There's others too, but seriously, let's not get ridiculous
with this list. Most recently, I'm playing, replaying, and grooving
to Awolnation and loving them a little too much.
Food! I'm a recovering picky eater:
I use to side pretty heavy with chicken, Italian, Chinese and
seafood. Recently I've been expanding my palette with various other
My complete aversion to sushi is a nuisance though considering
everyon I know thinks its the greatest thing ever and each of the
dozen or so times I've tried different bits from different places
it's tasted like what I'd imagine the dirt on a pond floor would
taste like or completely tasteless with a gag reflex inducing
That said, I'm still perfectly happy to venture out with people to
get sushi, just as long as I can partake in maybe a nice fried rice
or lo mein dish while they sate their sushi craving.
I'll always love the first Ninja Turtles movie and the Ghostbusters
movies. And the two Addams Family movies from the 90's will always,
always, always be offerings that will never cease to entertain me.
Oh, and the Iron Man movies. Also Fight Club, The Dark Knight,
Hellraiser, Scott Pilgrim, and anything that allows Nic Cage to be
at his Nic Cagiest such as Vampire's Kiss.
Shows, mostly of the animated variety:
Venture Brothers, Invader ZIM, Gravity Falls, Motorcity, Daria,
Scooby Doo Mystery Inc, The Critic, Regular Show, both Avatar
series, Adventure Time, the new Ninja Turtles.
There's not too much I'm fond of outside that realm. I've found I
enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Sons of Anarchy, but not enough
to bother with watching television to see them. I can wait for
Netflix to get new episodes.