Books: Dr. Seuss - "Oh, the Places You'll Go", "Love in the Time of
Cholera", "Bridges Of Madison County", "Eat Pray Love", Isabel
Allende, Coelho, non-fiction e.g. "Blink", Lonely Planet travel
guides. Movies: All time favorites: "The Notebook", "Same Time,
Next Year", "A Touch of Class", "An Affair to Remember", "Out of
Africa", Gone With the Wind", "What About Bob?", "Lost in
Translation", "Love Actually", "As Good as it Gets", and
"Casablanca", "Up in the Air", the Coen brothers, Woody Allen,
indie, romance (think "Pretty Woman", "The Accidental Tourist", and
the screen version of "Eat Pray Love") and foreign movies.
Particularly an Almodovar fan. I recently saw "Enough Said",
Gandolfini's last movie - how sad he has left us too soon. When it
comes to eating, ethnic food is usually my first choice. Would
prefer vegetarian, but will eat anything delicious. Love fresh
sushi, fruits and vegetables, barbecue, pasta, artisan breads and
cheeses. Desserts! Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, pistachio ice cream.
And have yet to meet a piece of chocolate I didn't like.
Entertainment and music tastes are scattered and eclectic- from
Streisand to Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Pavarotti, The Beatles,
Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Norah Jones,
Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette, Roxy Music, Snow
Patrol, Joni Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Aimee Mann, Timberlake,
Broadway, Maroon 5, Sondheim, Cole Porter, smooth jazz, classical,
and world music. I enjoy the arts, opera, theatre, the ballet.
Intelligent TV - which is NOT an oxymoron (a la PBS, HBO and
Showtime). And the occasional "guilty pleasure" TV - The Food
Network, "The Good Wife", "Breaking Bad", "Big Bang Theory",
"Parenthood", Anthony Bourdain, House Hunters International. I look
forward to protracted periods of "binge watching" to catch up, when
I'm off. Rainy day in bed, anyone?