Books: I'm generally in the middle of two books at once, one
professional read and one just-for-fun. Currently reading How
Children Succeed and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. I recommend
them both. Go-to favorites include anything in AJ Jacobs' quest to
do anything, or everything written by Mo Willems.
Movies: Generally I'm drawn to movies that make me laugh, cry or
think. As far as movies I could watch over and over again, here is
a short selection: It Happened One Night, The Philadelphia Story,
The Princess Bride, Dirty Dancing, The Breakfast Club, Empire
Records, Singin' in the Rain, Bull Durham
-TV: I don't really watch much TV. This list is mostly made up of
shows that are no more, but that I would happily re-watch a third
of fourth time: The West Wing, Sports Night, The Daily Show/Colbert
Report, Dr Who, Smash, The Muppet Show, Pushing Daisies, and
I keep hearing good things about Orange is the New Black, so
perhaps that is next on my list.
-Radio: NPR. All of it.
-Theater: I'm partial to musicals, but really any time I see live
theater I'm a happy camper. Well, that's not entirely true. There
was that experimental show that left me covered in sand. That
wasn't so cool.
Music: Great Big Sea, James Taylor, 80's pop, Regina Spektor, Ella
Fitzgerald, I'm kind of all over the map. The only music I'm not
able to get behind is techno or anything where it feels like I am
being yelled at. I'm looking at you, Korn.
Food: I eat just about everything, with 2 exceptions:
1. I grew up with an allergy to chocolate, and while I outgrew the
allergy, I did not outgrow my disdain.
2. Spicy food and I are not the best of friends. It appears that as
I get older I can hang with it a little bit better than the giant
wimp I used to be. Maybe one day it'll be my favorite thing?