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. I don't watch as much TV as I used to but 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, ranging from shameless guilty pleasures to contemporary
stuff. Love The Replacements, Gaslight Anthem, Brandi Carlile, Lana
Del Ray, Dylan, Butch Walker, Pink, Emilie Sande, Roger Clyne and
the Peacemakers, Chvrches, and countless others. If it can set a
mood or has lyrics that speak to me I'm in.
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.
Food: Really good pizza, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Indian, sushi,
good soups and salads, good BBQ, good vegan... no known allergies
so anything is worth a try.