BOOKS/READING: I LOVE poetry - it's literary art! I've read so much
literature in graduate school and now after years of teaching and
lecturing that I think I came to a point where I couldn't read it
for pleasure anymore, sad but true. I think I've come to the end of
that phase of life, finally, and may be able to get into fiction
for fun again. Lately, I've been into how-to books on success in
business and investing and I'm always up for books on personal
Just read and absolutely enjoyed and admire _The Compound Effect:
Jump start your income, your life, your success_ by Darren Hardy.
Highly recommend it! Just starting to read _The New Wellness
Revolution_ by Paul Zane Pilzer.
MOVIES: a combination of high (actually maybe it's medium) and low
cinema. I loved Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck, Spike's Inside
Man, and small films like Mother and Child, Ordinary People, and
Amelie. Though I haven't seen Before Sunrise and Before Sunset in a
long time, both are still real favorites of mine. I adore films
about food and sex or at least food and passion: Tampopo, Babette's
Feast, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Big Night, Like Water for Chocolate,
Chocolat, etc. [Update: I'm actually thinking of having my own
mini-film festival this summer to show all these food &
sensuality films and get to watch them again!]
I could watch Groundhog Day over and over again. Absolutely, love
romantic comedies, especially Love Actually (I know, I know: chick
flicks, but whatchagonnado?).
TV: Glee, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and occasionally assorted PBS
fare. These days I watch much less TV than ever before.
MUSIC: Love to dance, so anything with a beat. Brazillian music,
soul and R&B, reggae, calypso, some hip hop, jazz, latin jazz,
blues, and since moving to Cackalacky and having to drive
everywhere I have discovered that (based on what my radio is always
tuned to) I like pop... I'm as surprised as the next person!
RADIO: NPR favorites include This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don't
Tell Me, and Snap Judgement. In years of listening to the Car Talk
guys, I've only learned 1 thing about cars but I definitely enjoy
laughing with them.
FOOD: Give me Thai, Chinese, Indian food any day of the week. Goat
cheese with honey makes me weak in the knees. Overall, I have a
really healthy diet and there are rare times when life calls for an
ice cream cone... and I answer the call.
Update: I'd like to see more live theater and way more art than
I've enjoyed in the last year. These are things I absolutely love
but haven't been doing. Looking forward to going with someone...and
I don't just mean a girlfriend. ;)