I'm also a big film dork. I try not to be snobby about it, though! Sometimes you're in the mood for a Michael Bay explosionfest and sometimes you're in the mood for a super-serious Warner Herzog documentary, you know? I'm doing my best to watch as many classics as I can. I also really like to read (pretty much only novels though). I love books for the exact same reason I love films. I guess I just really like being told stories.
When I was growing up we moved around a lot. Never east of the Mississippi but I've lived in Utah, Washington, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma (and Colorado has always been something of a home-away-from-home). I liked them all!
What I want is to be able to get a good job in a place that I want to live for quite a while. I've done the moving around thing enough, I'm going to be ready to try the staying still thing. Except for travel! I want to travel the world and taste all of their foods.
I just started doing yoga a while ago and my yoga instructor told me that I have very flexible hips, which is pretty sweet I guess. I wasn't able to fit it into my schedule after taking classes for about a month and I fell out of it but I would not object to starting back up again.
Movies: I've seen The Fifth Element more times than I can count. Same with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There are too many films I love that I feel like if I started making a list I would be doing this for hours. Directors: Kubrick, PT Anderson, Kevin Smith (hit and miss), Davids Lynch, Fincher, and Cronenberg. You know, guys like that. I am not phased by black and white, silent, or foreign films. I've gone to the Secret Film Festival at the Del Mar for two years straight now and I love it! Hand-picked foreign and indie movies shown straight from midnight to noon across two screens.
Music: I listen to pretty much anything. An example of CDs I keep in my car: The Magic Flute (Mozart opera), a Boris album (Japanese drone metal/noise rock group), The Black Album (Jay-Z), the Violent Femmes (self-titled), There is Love in You (Four Tet), Doolittle (Pixies). I also have an unhealthy obsession with Sigur Ros. I've been getting into old jazz and country recently, too. Billie Holiday and Hank Williams have been on the rotation. My car has had the newest Stromae album running for like two weeks straight now.
Food: I'll try anything once. South/Southeast asia (Vietnam, Thailand, and India in particular) probably is my favorite region as far as cuisine. But I love food from all over. I made kalbi beef a few weeks ago and it is one of the most delicious things I've ever created.
Drinks: Whiskey/whisky. In order: Scotch (single malt) and Scotch copycats (like Japanese), Irish, Bourbon. I also like rum drinks and like tequila as long as I have some training wheels to go with it. Also beer, of course. If you wanna talk scotch with me you should do it.
Music, but this goes along with the car. I like driving long distances far more than I should but I need loud music blasting at me.
Friends and family are obvious ones. Probably don't need to expand on these. Let's go with nature and technology for the last two.
The other day I was preparing dinner and I wasn't paying attention and I sliced the side of my thumb pretty good. It's always weird being reminded that I'm made out of meat.
Also, I like Depeche Mode.