books, off the top of my head: journey to the end of night-celine,
the savage detectives-bolano, catch-22-heller, mash-hooker, a
confederacy of dunces-toole, one hundred years of solitude-marquez,
the wind-up bird chronicle-murakami,
movies: i'm pretty easy to please when it comes to movies. it's fun
when things blow up, and i really like campy horror especially
shows: i like tv a lot. supernatural, firefly, sherlock, GOT, bad
reality tv, the news, several others
i'm a big fan of food. my favorites include: seviche, peach
cobbler, oysters any way, whole animals smoked for hours in a
bar-b-q so big it requires a trailer hitch to move (i try to buy
locally, but of course it's difficult sometimes. it's surprisingly
difficult to find a whole goat; we had to order one from new
zealand). i like to try new foods and have eaten some odd ones:
dog, snake, chunks of congealed blood, hundred-year-old egg. oh,
and, thanks to china, *every* part of a pig and chicken--head,
feet, internal organs, hunks of pure fat. which i'd be fine with,
but did it have to be for breakfast? chickens' feet for breakfast
is really hard.
my favorite mixed drink is probably a margarita on the rocks. it's
a simple drink, which consists of two parts tequila (i'm fond of
hornetos) one part triple sec, cointreau, or other orange-flavored
liqueur, and juice of half a lime. i am really concerned that there
is a product called "margarita mix." because, there is no such
thing as "margarita mix." nothing should touch a margarita besides
those three ingredients- plus salt, if you want. really, that
product should. not. exist. it's an oxymoron if i've ever seen
i generally don't order them in bars outside of austin. there's all
kinds of god-awful stuff too many bartenders add to their
i also really like:
--and especially the time in the evening when the crickets have
started chirping, and the cicadas haven't yet stopped buzzing. you
can drink a glass of wine and watch the wind blows through the
trees in a wave. maybe throw a grackle into the mix, or a couple
humming birds defending their feeder (they're violent little dudes)
and it's heaven.
pedicures and massages.
summer concerts at millenium park.
that beer in china is cheaper than water. and that you can drink it
anywhere: on the street, in taxis, on buses, in most restaurants
and bars even thought you didn't buy it there. ...good luck finding
a lime wedge to stick in it, though.
that my friend and i both painted our apartments a color called
"salty tears" without knowing the other had chosen it. and then
both remarked about how it's such a pretty uplifting blue, and
couldn't fathom why it's called salty tears.