My playlist is eclectic. I have everything from Mozart to
Metallica, Beethoven to Be (Pain of Salvation.) Classic rock tends
to stick in my head, but I also really enjoy electronica and
progressive rock or metal (Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Basshunter, Dream
Theater, Porcupine Tree.) Oh, and Celtic music (Clandestine, Gaelic
Storm.) And weird jazz (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.) And Primus.
Okay, you probably get the point.
I don't watch a lot of TV, so I tend to come by the better shows on
DVD after they have been canceled. Yes, this does make me part of
the problem! Farscape, Firefly, I am so very sorry. I like a lot of
sci fi like Battlestar Galactica (the new one, not the one where
everyone looks like members of the Village People.) I also enjoy
the Discovery Channel, but my favorite show is probably Top Chef on
Bravo. Yes, it's something of a guilty pleasure. Other favorites
include Buffy, CSI Manchester (ok, so they haven't quite gone that
far yet,) Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Dr. Who, The Soup, and
Coupling. I have a dog named Dominar Rygel XVI. Really.
If I was forced to pick a favorite or three, Lord of the Rings,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Pulp Fiction, Desperado, the
new Star Trek, The Invention of Lying, Princess Bride, Dangerous
Liaisons, Bladerunner, Timer, Ichi the Killer, Imprint, Aliens,
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and many others. I somehow managed
to avoid using the word "eclectic" three times in this
If I have a vice, it is fine dining. I like tasting menus with lots
of courses where I have no idea what the chef is going to serve me.
This means I try to avoid Don's Cricket Emporium. A really great
burger can also be spectacular. I will try any sort of food except
bananas. I have no idea why I don't like bananas. It's probably
best not to delve. I also enjoy well crafted cocktails.
I enjoy classic literature, fantasy, sci fi, books on optics,
physics, math, electronics, music, and more. Did I mention I love
to learn? A small sampling of the authors I tend to enjoy are
Stephen King, Larry Niven, Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, George R.
R. Martin, Dean Koontz, David Eddings, Orson Scott Card, and Sir
Terry Pratchett. For the especially nerdy types among you, I have a
copy of the Dragon book and Knuth volumes 1-3 (third edition!)
sitting on my desk. At home, not at work.
Oh, and Shiny Toy Guns. And Zox. And Bob Dylan.