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I don't read actual books so much like I used to. Increasingly I
use my iPad as an ebook reader. I love having a ton of titles to
pick and choose from in my hand.
I've gotten into Homer's Odyssey as translated by Fagles (I love
his colloquial English instead of the Shakespearean English that
was usually employed in past translations). I read many different
history, art and archaeology titles. I am rekindling my love of
ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome by finding ebooks and adding them to
my burgeoning collection.
I enjoy a good thriller/horror movie. I'm not a slasher flick
whore, but more into the type of movies where there is an honest
try at a good scare via tension. Some examples would be El Orfanato
(2007), almost any of the Ju-on movies, Mama (2014), Yogen (2004)
and even the original Friday the 13th (1980) -- even though it is a
slasher flick, there is a lot of tension and a decent attempt at a
plot that doesn't rely solely on blood and gore to carry the movie
I love documentaries about Antiquity, Art & Architecture and
nearly any facet of History. My past and present roommates will
tell you that if given a choice, I'd pretty much be stuck on H2,
the Smithsonian Channel, almost anything by the BBC, PBS, ZED or
iTV for their documentaries. I used to enjoy the original History,
TLC, Discovery and National Geographic channels, but now that
they've went all faux-reality programming, I barely if ever
acknowledge their existence. If they have to pursue whatever
demographic demands that kind of programming to stay on air, well
I... ugh! I'll just get off my soapbox now.
I enjoy SciFi too. Thanks to a buddy, I was re-introduced to
Battlestar Galactica via the reboot. Oh sure, it has some weird
moments that don't make very much sense, but at least the writers
admitted they were making things up as they went along sometimes.
Of course, I enjoy the Star Trek universe. Out of all of the
incarnations, I'd say that it is a toss-up between Voyager and Deep
Space Nine that I watch the most. I think Enterprise wasn't all
that bad, but I'm in the minority apparently. I need to dust off my
Doctor Who collection and the same for Babylon 5. Dating myself
here, but does anyone remember the delightfully cheesy Buck Rogers
in the 25th Century?
I mostly lean in the Classical Music direction. I don't know that
much about it, but I just listen on a casual basis and grab
whatever I like. Throw in a little New Wave and Pop and you pretty
much have my listening list. My iTunes library literally starts
with ABBA and ends with Xanadu (oh God I just dated myself again).
I enjoy listening to almost anything by the Boston Pops. I have
damn near every Pet Shop Boys album (hey, there's no shame in
enjoying the Pet Shop Boys -- I could care less if anyone perceives
that they are only for a subset of listeners, I still enjoy them).
I have a bit of Erasure (a fond holdover from my 20s), the
Eurythmics, Flock of Seagulls, a little Danzig (shocking eh?), L7,
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Annie Lennox, the B-52's, REM,
Olivia Newton-John, ELO and a lot more too numerous to mention
As for food, well you will never, ever meet anyone who's a
junk-food junkie like me. I know, I know, its bad for me, it'll
kill me, but damn, why does everything I enjoy have to be illegal,
immoral or fattening? I'm taking small steps to reign in my worst
dietary habits and replace them with healthier fare. I don't eat
out at fast food joints like I used to. I cook at home
increasingly. I try to avoid the frozen foods aisle as much as
possible. Still, it is tough but I think it'll pay off in the long