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My favorite book of all time is "To Kill a Mockingbird". On the
more contemporary side I love pretty much everything Nick Hornby,
Jonathan Tropper, Douglas Coupland and Tom Perrotta have ever
written, and Rob Sheffield's two fantastic memoirs, "Love Is a Mix
Tape" and "Talking To Girls About Duran Duran".
TV: "Mad Men", "Orange Is The New Black" and "Arrow" are current
shows I like. In the Netflix age I like the occasional joy of
discovering a series I didn't see during it's initial run.
I only watch one sport regularly: Hockey (NHL and locally WHL), and
I do love it, but I am not obsessive over it and while I would love
to take a date to a Winterhawks game I don't think every interest
has to be shared. I also never turn down a Timbers, Blazers, etc.
invite for a live event.
I absolutely love music, recorded and live, and have wildly
eclectic tastes. Especially love The Replacements, The Gaslight
Anthem (their new album is insanely great), Brandi Carlile, Lana
Del Ray, Dylan, Butch Walker, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Joe
Henry, and countless others. If it can set a mood or has lyrics
that speak to me I'm in. And love getting out to Portland's
wonderful live venues, though I still have a few I've never been to
and want to check off my list.
On the other spectrum of audio I love The Moth, Radio Lab, This
American Life, Q, and Fresh Air.
Movies: "It's a Wonderful Life", "Love, Actually","This Is Spinal
Tap", "Dan In Real Life", the Bourne triology, "Finding Nemo" (and
pretty much everything Pixar has done), "Goodnight and Good Luck",
"Hamlet 2", "Point Break" (yeah, I said it), and far too many
others to list. In the past year "Mud", "Kings of Summer", and "The
Way Way Back" really impressed me. Just saw "Boyhood" and it might
be the best movie I've seen this decade.
Food: Really good pizza, Thai, Italian, Indian, sushi, good soups
and salads, BBQ... no known allergies so anything is worth a try. I
kinda love being an omnivore but I am always up for eating at a
vegan or veggie spot, too.