Books: one of the things I am most passionate about in this whole
world is books, but I don't pick favorites.
I love spoken poetry.
Fantasy was probably my first love. Followed by period of time when
my reading efforts focused exclusively on
religious-spiritual-philosophical-conspiratorial books. many of
these books were in some way related to UFOs or Buddhism. Then for
a while I read mostly the classics like Hemingway, Kerouac, and
Vonnegut, which trailed off into science fiction like Silverberg,
Sturgeon, and Vonnegut. I have read $#!+ tons of almost everything
and almost nothing from my high school curriculum. Recently I have
been more practical in my readings, focusing on self education
within my chosen fields.
Movies and TV: I like some shows, Dexter and Breaking Bad are two
of the best. But I hate commercials, so I rarely watch tv except on
DVD or Netflix. I didn't plug my tv in for four months after moving
into my last place. I have a lot of movies, and used to have more.
I appreciate the art of film making and scripting. I will watch any
movie once, and hate commercials with a passion.
Music: Almost content to say I love music and leave it at that.
Instead of listing a million random artists and genres, I will tell
you some generalities: I hate restaurant mariachi bands. I love
punk, classic rock, any music with real poetry, real feelings. I
hate Iron Maiden, U2, and Yanni equally. Don't really mind if you
like them though.
Food: Really I can eat almost anything if nutrition is the aim.
Once saw an episode of Bizarre Foods that took place in Thailand
(where I lived a couple of years,) and was left with the impression
I could do the host's job better (or at least with a more stable
stomach,) than he could.
Needless to say Thai food is big with me, Asian food in general
really, and I've had a lot of it. Red wine, great beer, and almost
any fine spirit. I like vegetarian food, and don't really like the
way eating meat makes my body feel. I might give up my occasional,
very rare steak one day. I dislike the meat industry, and I think
people in this country eat way too much protein anyway. I truly
respect the vegan/vegetarian life path, but I have no ethical
problem with meat eating per se. That said, I love fine food and
drink from anywhere, and would literally like to try every sort of
ethnic cuisine before I die.