Some favorite books: I Know This Much Is True, Like Water for
Chocolate, White Oleander, The Poisonwood Bible, The Stranger, Life
Favourite authors recently: I've liked everything I've read by
Palahniuk, David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and Jeffrey
Podcasts: I try to keep up with Savage Love, Bill Maher, and some
NPR podcasts (particularly This American Life).
Movies: I like anything that touches my mind, my heart, and/or
appeals to my sense of humor... I'm also a sucker for Indie
Some examples of favorites (I'm really bad at narrowing these
down): Amelie, Away We Go, Casablanca, Closer, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Forrest Gump, Frida, Harold and Kumar Go to
White Castle, Juno, Labyrinth, L'Auberge Espagnole, Liberty
Heights, Lost in Translation, Pulp Fiction, Little Miss Sunshine,
Saved, The Secret of Roan Inish, Shopgirl, Singles, Sound of Music,
Stranger Than Fiction, To Wong Foo, 200 Cigarrettes, Waiting, When
Harry Met Sally...
TV: How I Met Your Mother, 30 rock, Flight of the Conchords,
Entourage, Dexter, Californication, South Park, The Big Bang
Theory, Family Guy, American Dad, It's Always Sunny in
Philadelphia, Community, Modern Family... I really like comedies,
but often find mindless crime shows enjoyable at the end of a long
day, though I'm a tad too embarrassed to list them...
Music: Too much to list, but I'll put down a few.
Heartless Bastards, An Horse, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips,
Tenacious D, Carole King, Coldplay, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan,
Smashing Pumpkins, Death Cab for Cutie, Dar Williams, Fiona Apple,
Guster, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Rilo Kiley, Rufus
Wainwright, Sarah Brightman, Sarah Harmer, Cake, John Mayer, Zero
7, Kings Of Leon, Sia, Sondre Lerche, The Vines, Tina Dico, Tracy
Bonham, Travis, Ben Folds, The White Stripes, Cat Power, Regina
Spektor, I also enjoy folk music, jazz, and some musicals... just
Food: I love trying new food, especially from different countries.
I love most Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Indian, Italian,
Cuban, and Mexican food I've tried, just to name some broad types I
can think of. I didn't realize how much I like spicy food until I
moved to Japan and found I missed it. It wasn't so popular there...
So I especially appreciate spicy food. :)
Drinks: I love a dry red wine, a dirty martini, or a dark beer
(like Newcastle). These weren't as common in Japan, so I've
adjusted to Japanese beer and chu-hi in the past, which were both
much cheaper for when I was out with friends in Japan. In Australia
I adjusted to "goon." In New Zealand, I drank whatever was on
special. I guess I'm saying I'm adaptable. I also enjoy tasty
microbrews in the states and plan to take full advantage of their
availability now that I'm back. :)