Books: one of the things I am most passionate about in this whole
world is books, but I don't pick favorites easily. But I love
words, literature, and spoken word poetry.
More generally, fantasy was probably my first love. Followed by
period of time when I read almost exclusively
religious-spiritual-philosophical or 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 of 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 I
like. But 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. I hate
commercials with a passion.
Music: Almost content to say I love music and leave it at that.
Instead of listing artists, I will tell you some generalities: I
hate restaurant mariachi bands (I find it unsettling and disruptive
to good dinner conversation.) I love punk, classic rock, any music
with real poetry, or real feelings. I hate Iron Maiden, U2, and
Yanni equally. I don't really mind if you like them though.
Food: Really I can eat almost anything if nutrition is the aim. But
I love good food, and trying new cuisine. Once watched 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
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 tons of meat makes my body feel. I could probably give
up my occasional, very rare steak - but I don't really want to. I
dislike the meat industry, and I think this country eats way too
much animal 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.