I LOVE TO READ. I will not attempt to list all my favorite books.
There are too many. At this moment (9.1.14), I am reading Unbroken
by L. Hillebrand, Words of Radiance by B. Sanderson, and
perpetually re-reading The Island Within, LotR, and the Foundation
Series. I have bookshelves in every room in my house. On the shelf
across from me right now, I can see I Know This Much is True,
Robots and Murder, Ender's Game, Spiritual Midwifery, The Witches
of Eastwick, Vascular Plant Taxonomy, Edible and Medicinal Plants,
and waaaay too many Cook's Illustrated magazines, and a million
issues of the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health.
My second favorite media is radio. Radiolab 360, This American
Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Snap Judgment, etc. Public
screen time- not a big movie fan. i guess i have a short attention
span. I don't have a tv but I still find a way to watch battlestar
galactica, louie, dr. katz, arrested development, home movies, etc.
I also like watching mindless sciencey stuff on youtube with my
kids- vsauce, smarter every day, veritasium etc. True Facts by Ze
I get my news from NPR and the Colbert Report (only slightly tongue
in cheek there). UPDATE 6/2014- i've been validated.
I cannot overstate my devotion to
this man. Ben Gibbard, but only by himself. Thao Nguyen, The 1975,
Van Morrison, David Grisman, Jens Lekman, the Band,. . . lots of
other stuff. Also, I have kids, so I have developed a healthy
appreciation for Taylor Swift and the like.
When I am looking for new music, the first place i go is NPR's tiny
desk youtube station. I feel like that must say something about me,
but I am not sure exactly what.
food- sriracha hot sauce (practically mandatory), beer,
fresh-from-the-dirt carrots, tempeh sandwiches with saurkraut.
Chickpeas are my favorite legume. This is important.