I hate bullet lists of stuff I like. Mostly because I don't know
off the top of my head all of the stuff that I like.
My degree is in Poetry with minors in biology and theater. I'm a
real mixed bag. So, as you can imagine my tastes in music, movies,
art, etc. are equally mixed in the aforementioned metaphorical
But if you REALLY need an effing list of some of the stuff I
routinely enjoy. Here it is. This list isn't comprehensive,
inclusive, or quite frankly, carefully considered.
Programs: Wait, Wait, Don't Tell me, RadioLab, New Yorker Fiction
Podcast, The Moth, Science in 60 Seconds, This American Life.
Apparently lots of NPR. And a few tv shows- Arrested Development,
Peep Show, lots of British Television actually. They really know
how to shut it down after a few seasons and I appreciate that. I
also love Game of Thrones. But I haven't read the books and have no
desire to. Please don't ask me to read them. I tried. Just, I
can't. Quit pressuring me!
books- I read lots of nonfiction- Mary Karr, Augusten Burroughs,
David Sedaris, Jeanette Walls, Dorothy Allison, to name a few. I
also enjoy some witty fiction writers like Douglas Adams, George
Saunders, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O'Connor, and Dave
I also love Geoffrey Chaucer. Like, love.
Movies: I love The Life Aquatic, The 5th Element, Harold and Maude.
End of lists.