Music: I'm pretty passionate about music and am never far from one
of my iPods or stereo. Among my favorites artists--The Smiths,
Pixies, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Serge Gainsbourg,
Goldfrapp, Band of Horses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wilco, Ladytron,
Beirut, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, PJ Harvey, Elliott Smith, The
Dears, Portishead, Arcade Fire, Massive Attack, Fleet Foxes, Death
Cab for Cutie, The Cars, Bjork, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Talking
Heads, Fever Ray, Broken Bells, Belle and Sebastian... I tend to
listen to KCRW all day while working though still yell at the
stereo when they play stuff I don't like. I love going to
Coachella--even went to the very first one.
Reading: I tend to read more non-fiction though interspersed with
fiction. Just finished Everything Bad is Good for You. In the last
few months--Freedom, The Pursuit of the Millenium, The Discovery of
France, The Evolution of God... I like to read about philosophy,
human behavior, politics. Really loving my iPad Kindle. Some all
time favorites: The Velvet Rage, Love in the Time of Cholera,
Madame Bovary, AHWOSG, Middlesex, On Human Behavior, The
Corrections. I read the New Yorker, the LA Times, NY Times,
Towleroad, Scientific American Mind, New York Magazine...
Food: I love to cook. I'm a fan of farmers markets and Asian
grocery stores. I love having dinner parties though much more often
end up getting an idea in my head that I make and then end up with
a lot of extra food for myself. Also love checking out interesting
new restaurants around LA, whether on the low or high end. I try to
keep up with what's new around town. I love eating out in San
Francisco and New York too, or wherever else I travel. Let's just
say I'm going to show up with an opinion, but am more than happy to
hear your ideas too.
TV: Recent favorites include VEEP, Downton Abbey, Girls, Game of
Thrones, New Girl, Project Runway, RHOBH, 30 Rock, Rachel Maddow
Movies: All time favorites include Big Lebowski, Amelie, The Third
Man, Fargo. I have a long list on Netflix that I'm constantly
adding to. Watched Inglourious Basterds again this past weekend
(but have to cover my eyes during the really gruesome parts).
Other stuff: I just got my PADI certification last year and would
love to go diving again at any moment. I love snowboarding and am
waiting for some snow at Mammoth so I can head up there.