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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" "Arrow" and "The Flash"
(yes, I like me some super heroes) 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.
I absolutely love music, recorded and live, and have wildly
eclectic tastes. Especially love The Replacements, The Gaslight
Anthem, Brandi Carlile, Lana Del Ray, Cold War Kids, Dylan, Butch
Walker, 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, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, 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), "Kings of Summer", and
"The Way Way Back" . Just saw "Boyhood" and it might be the best
movie I've seen this decade and "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a
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.