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BOOKS: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver (book I just
finished = my new favorite book, right?), Blood Meridian by Cormac
McCarthy, Tao Te Ching, Jesus' Son by Dennis Johnson, Kerouac's
biographies but not really his writing, Dostoyevsky, Hunter S.
Thompson, Aleister Crowley. A whole mess of cookbooks (for a couple
years I only really only read cookbooks.)
MOVIES: Anything by Christopher Nolan, Shaun of the Dead, Super
Troopers, Apocalypse Now, I Heart Huckabees, Bottle Rocket,
Tombstone, My Blue Heaven, What About Bob, UHF. Either something
heavy and cerebral or completely stupid.
SHOWS: The Simpsons, Trailor Park Boys, King of the Hill, Game of
Thrones, House, Breaking Bad, the Daily Show, Comedy Bang Bang. I
spend tons of time watching BBC docs and Ted Talks on Netflix. I am
unreasonably obsessed with Gordan Ramsay cooking shows (it's the
same show every time and I still can't help myself.)
MUSIC: I love many kinds of music and appreciate them in different
circumstances. At work or exercising, I listen to a lot of hip-hop,
rap and electronic music to keep the energy up. At home, I've been
listening to Pandora stations for Take Me Home Tonight by Eddie
Money and Feels Good by Tony! Toni! Tone! In my car, I listen to
the radio or whatever CD is stuck in my crappy stereo at the
moment, which for several months was a mix of Beck, Modest Mouse,
The Shins, and Jimmy Eat World. Now its a mix of techno, electro
and bass music.
I do love seeing pretty much any kind of music live.
FOOD: I like food with strong flavors. Indian, Japanese, Chinese,
Vietnamese, Thai, Mexican, Moroccan. A good sandwich. I can
appreciate a quick cheap lunch as much as a nice meal with
cocktails (and often times more).