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When it comes to books, I read a lot of sociology, history,
biographies and of course the classics. I am pretty sure its an
online site mandate that everyone has to say To Kill a Mockingbird
or Catcher in the Rye are their favorite books, so I'll oblige, but
really The Outsiders is my favorite book.
Musically, my top three artists are Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen
and The Rolling Stones. More recently, I really like Gaslight
Anthem, the National, Blink 182, Bayside (hence my name), Death Cab
for Cutie, Postal Service, a lot of alternative and modern rock. I
like pretty much anything you'd find on a good jukebox in a corner
bar. And, I have a love and respect for Motown and old soul/R&B
that is unnatural for a 30-something year old white guy... can't
get enough Sam Cooke or Temptations
While my TV is usually on, its mostly background noise or sports or
some kind of syndicated reruns just to serve as white noise. When I
am paying attention, I watch a staggering amount of HGTV and DIY
for a guy who doesn't own tools or a house. I more or less like to
see what the cost of living is across the country. Boggles my mind
when you see people in the midwest buying a 4 bedroom house in the
suburbs for the price of a rowhome in Camden or North Philly. When
it comes to scripted shows, I am a big fan of Mad Men, Friday Night
Lights, LOST, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, The Office, Modern Family,
Arrested Development, etc.
My favorite foods are more of the standards, pizza, Italian,
Chinese, barbecue, sandwiches (love a good PB&J). I gave up
soda a few years ago as a new year's resolution and am amazed at
how I don't miss it at all. I drink a ton of water, gatorade and
crystal light. When it comes time to let my hair down, I am a
pretty cut and dry beer guy.