Books: I read a lot of books (my goal for this year is to read at
least a book a week), so rather than listing all the books I've
enjoyed, I'll list just a few of my favorite authors. They are:
Octavia Butler, Robert Heinlein, David Sedaris, Daniel Quinn, Jane
Austen, Sarah Waters, Jeannette Winterson.
Movies: Best in Show; The Breakfast Club; Death at a Funeral (the
original British version); Girl, Interrupted; Hedwig and the Angry
Inch; The Labyrinth; RENT (even though the stage version is
infinitely better);The Rocky Horror Picture Show; Run Lola Run;
Saving Grace;Secretary; Shortbus; Tipping The Velvet; Waking Life.
I have a soft spot for TED Talks on Netflix. I generally like what
someone once described as "smart people movies:" I usually go for
dark comedies, documentaries, drama,and foreign films, but I'm a
sucker for stories about animals.
Music: I have pretty eclectic taste. A sampling: Adele, Alix Olson,
Amos Lee, Amanda Palmer, Ani DiFranco, Barenaked Ladies,The
Beatles, The Cranberries, The Format, Death Cab for Cutie, Damien
Rice, Dresden Dolls, Ellis, Florence + the Machine, Fun., Grace
Potter, Indigo Girls, Iron and Wine, Jason Isbell, Joshua Radin,
Kate Nash, Marilyn Manson, Mazzy Star, Melissa Etheridge, Melissa
Ferrick,P!nk (guilty pleasure), Red House Painters, Regina Spektor,
Romanovsky and Phillips, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara,The Postal
Service, They Might Be Giants, and Tracy Chapman.
Food: pineapple (grilled and/or sprinkled with coconut), grilled
asparagus,vegan macaroni and cheese with broccoli, Good Greens
chocolate mint bars, and pretty much anything else vegan involving
chocolate. On a related note, I have a slight addiction to Perrier
with lime: that and unsweetened vanilla almond milk can be found in
my refrigerator at any given moment.