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Books: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Liaden novels, Bujold's
Vorkosigan series, David Weber's Honor Harrington series, Lord of
the Rings, Dune, Horatio Hornblower, the first several books of The
Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series,
and generally most things by Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, David
Brin, Vernor Vinge, Neal Stephenson, Gene Wolfe, and Roger
Zelazny... well, and lots of others.
My musical taste is pretty eclectic, but primarily 80s-present
alternative rock. E.g. Stan Ridgway (and of course Wall of Voodoo),
Barenaked Ladies, Cake, Camper Van Beethoven, Semisonic, some
Metallica, The Postal Service, etc., but then I really like
Tangerine Dream, Mannheim Steamroller, Pink Floyd, Yello, Bach (and
Beck :-), The Police, Danielle Dax, oh, I give up.
I love watching movies, though I don't get many chances to go these
days. Probably my favorite is The Princess Bride, but the usual
action and SF suspects (Bladerunner, Alien(s), etc.) are enjoyable
(the David Lynch Dune movie was... colorful... but the SciFi
channel's mini-series was really very good), loved The Incredibles,
etc. Loved a quirky little comedy called "The Whole Nine Yards". In
the realm of "classics", who can't love Casablanca, but Arsenic and
Old Lace was fun, as were the Thin Man films. Bizarrely, I've never
gotten around to seeing The Godfather or ET for that matter (yes, I
know, I'm a heretic).
Only thing I'm into of a theatrical bent lately is Cirque du
I'm definitely a "foodie". I enjoy most cuisines that don't involve
lots of little dried fish, but my faves are Thai, Indian, Chinese,
sushi, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Greek, and Ethiopean, when I'm not
just in the mood for a burger or the like, that is.
There are only 2 food groups: foods improved by adding chocolate,
and foods improved by adding garlic. Very few are neither or both.