I love Woody Allen movies, some foreign films, independent films,
but I hate gore, horror and vampires.[Top Five Favorite Films:
Annie Hall; The Apartment; Au Revoir Les Enfants; Nashville;
Groundhog Day---don't laugh, it's very deep.] I just saw "The Last
Mountain" and was appalled at what is going on in Appalachia. I
went to the "I Love Mountains" Day last year and had the best time
I read a lot, usually modern fiction, memoirs, and some
non-fiction, like "The Lost City of Z" which I recently finished
and books by Erik Larson and Nathaniel Philbrick. I recently read
"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, and loved it. Just finished "The
Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and it's one of the best novels I've ever
read. I love books.
I also love Van Morrison and jazz, but I enjoy new music too, even
Maroon 5 and Train that they are always playing on the radio. I was
more into music when I was younger---I loved punk and New Wave in
the 70's and 80's. I can't get used to the idea of I-pods and
downloading music; I hate listening through headphones or earplugs
for some reason. I enjoy going to the opera and the orchestra---I
like live music of nearly all types.
I like to try new restaurants, preferably locally run joints like
El Mundo or Thai Taste, although I love to visit Jack Fry's and
Lilly's when I can afford it. I am a fairly good cook, although
with a limited repertoire; I always thought I would like to cook
for a large family, but that never happened.
I admit I watch too much tv, such as the Daily Show (I went to a
taping recently when I was in NY---really fun), and Mad Men and
Downton Abbey. Stephen Colbert makes me laugh every night. For some
reason, Suze Orman's show fascinates me and I often wind up
watching it on Saturday nights if I'm not out painting the town.