This section's length sort of got away from me. You can skip it if
you want, I won't be hurt. Much.
I’m trying to read more. I used to all the time - I don't know what
happened. I think I blame the Internet. However, books I’ve loved
in the past: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb (my favorite book),
the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, The Unbearable
Lightness of Being, most Kurt Vonnegut, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret
Atwood, most JD Salinger, all Roald Dahl (oh that loveable
anti-Semite), the Harry Potters, Brave New World, Phantom
Tollbooth, The Giver. Right now I'm (re-)reading The Game of
I seriously love movies. This leads me to do silly things like make
really long movie lists on dating websites.
300, The Addams Family Movies (they’re funnier than you remember, I
promise), American Beauty, American History X, American Psycho,
Being John Malkovich, Chasing Amy, Children of Men, Clerks, Clue,
Dark Knight, Deep Blue Sea (shut up, it’s campy and I love it),
Drop Dead Gorgeous, Election, Empire Records (which I may have
memorized), Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, eXistenZ, Fifth
Element, Fight Club, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (I'm in love with
Jason Segel), Hedwig And The Angry Inch (my current favorite),
Inglourious Basterds, Knocked Up, Lake Placid (it’s about a giant
crocodile! How can you not love that?), Little Shop Of Horrors,
Magnolia (that movie blows me away every single time), Newsies
(What can I say? It’s a thing from my childhood. Christian Bale
sings!), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Princess Bride, Quills, Reign of
Fire, Requiem For A Dream (Even though I haven’t watched it since I
bought the DVD because I find it physically painful to watch),
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Saved!,
Serial Mom, Sin City, Slither (trust me, it rocks), So I Married an
Axe Murderer, Starship Troopers, Stranger Than Fiction, Three
Kings, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar, Welcome To
The Dollhouse, Wet Hot American Summer, Zach And Miri Make A
Almost all my favorite shows have long been canceled. Buffy, Friday
Night Lights, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, My-So Called Life, Six
Feet Under, Freaks and Geeks, United States of Tara, The Shield...
even the list makes me sad.
OK... Honesty time. I've tried very hard, but I am just not a huge
music person. Most of my friends are. But I just don't have a huge
range. I've been listening to the same stuff since I was 13. I put
my iPod on random (which apparently is a cardinal sin to music
people). I do, however, sing in my car. Loudly. With hand gestures.
And seat dancing. I love a good stoplight dance party.
I've been a picky eater in the past, but now I'm looking to expand
my food horizons. Indian and Mexican food are amazing. I tried
sushi but I'm allergic to fish now. I definitely have a candy
problem - I always have some on me. I heart pasta. I don't trust
people who don't like cheese or chocolate. My grandmother's brisket
is one of the most delicious things ever - that's Jewish brisket,
not that crazy BBQ stuff people in Texas eat. Put me in front of a
medium rare Filet Mignon and I am a happy happy girl. Dessert is
crucial - what's life without dessert? Sad, that's what.