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The Bell Jar is among my all-time favorites. I like authors like
David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs. I like books that make me
laugh, and make me think - preferably at the same time. I've read A
Tree Grows in Brooklyn at least once a year since I was 10, and
I've had the same copy since I was 12 or so. I very much like
non-fiction, a good biography will keep me happy for days. Antonia
Frasier is always a favorite.
As for movies, well...I'm just catching up on things I should have
seen years ago. I loved "The Princess Bride", and I've enjoyed all
of the View Askewniverse movies I've watched. "Terminator" was
pretty cool. I really liked "When Harry Met Sally". Seriously, I'm
getting caught up on things I probably should have seen ages ago.
Also, I'm a huge Disneyphile. My favorite Disney films are
"Hercules", "Sleeping Beauty", "Beauty and the Beast" and "The
Little Mermaid." My favorite Disney-Pixar films are "The
Incredibles", "Wall-E" "Finding Nemo" and "Up." I loved "Brave",
but I'm not sure I would rank it as a favorite. I don't generally
go to the movies on my own, or propose it as a date, but I'll tag
along if invited. I saw "Monsters University" for my birthday, and
really loved it. I also really enjoyed "Red 2", I thought it was a
lot of fun. And Helen Mirren was awesome in it.
My TV choices are a strange mix. I love Deadliest Catch and Archer.
After work, I like to watch mindless stuff: Hart of Dixie, Private
Practice, and other programs too embarrassing to admit to in a
When it comes to music, I like a bunch of different things. My top
five artists (according to my last.fm profile) are The Mountain
Goats, Regina Spektor, of Montreal, The Apples in Stereo, and
Sleater-Kinney. What I am listening to changes based on what is in
the new bin of the college radio station. Here is a list, for your
reading pleasure: Asylum Street Spankers, Lady Gaga, Andrew Bird,
The Magnetic Fields, Belle and Sebastian, Amanda Palmer,
Architecture in Helsinki, Modest Mouse, OK Go, Ted Leo + Rx, Fiona
Apple, Ke$ha and Bikini Kill. Yes, I just listed Bikini Kill after
Ke$ha. I like them both, though I do worry that my love of Ke$ha
makes me a Bad Feminist. I really enjoy classical music as well,
though I'm not especially well-educated on it. I love
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, in particular. I'm also way
into bluegrass lately, especially stuff by Earl Spruggs.
I don't have a favorite type of cuisine, but you could win my heart
with a plate of biscuits and sausage gravy. Real, from-scratch
biscuits and gravy, though. No mixes! My favorite dessert is key
lime pie, followed closely by cheesecake. Ideally, cheesecake from
Junior's. I am a Brooklyn girl at heart. I'm also a pretty good
cook, I make yummy risottos and pasta dishes ;my pasta carbonara is
toddler-approved. I'm on a quest to eat less fast food. The fact
that I no longer work at a fast food restaurant makes that much
much easier. Additionally, I like beer. I end up having dinner at
my favorite brewpub once or twice a week. Good beer, good food and
good conversation are pretty much my three favorite things in life.