Books: My favorite book of all time is "Moby Dick". I have read it
three times, which I consider an accomplishment (but people in grad
school have probabaly read it like 10 so it's not all that
impressive). If you haven't read it, I feel bad for you. It's not
about whales. I promise.
I also like "Huck Finn," the stories of Flannery O'Connor (ALL of
them), "My Antonia," "The Things They Carried," by Tim
Currently I've been reading a bunch of Philip K. Dick and Ray
Bradbury. I'm on a bit of a sci-fi kick.
I also read a lot of nonfiction and a lot of newspaper articles
(it's my job, and I just like it). A good, original feature article
in a newspaper (or news organization website, whatever, I know) is
something I tend to salivate over. Which I guess is kinda
Music: Changes daily (even hourly), but lots of classics, indie
music and weird rap. The Wu-Tang (obviously, see above). The
Rolling Stones, Sleater-Kinney, Guided By Voices and Wilco are the
stalwarts -- as in, things I always listen to.
If you really want to know what I like RIGHT NOW, as in, AS YOU ARE
READING THIS (in the future from when I am writing it), message me
and you will get a laundry list of the songs I like that the
specific moment you message me.
Aside from that, I listen to lots of NPR and baseball games in the
Television: Parks and Recreation is the best show on television,
followed closely by Breaking Bad. I guess I'm also a comedy nerd...
I'm big into the Simpsons and Arrested Development but also
Delocated, Mr. Show, Kids in the Hall, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm,
Movies: The Coen Brothers (Fargo, Big Lebowski, etc.) and PT
Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, etc.). Documentaries. Goofy
comedies (Anchorman, 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad). Etc.