BOOKS: I like very long and quite serious literature from the 19th
century as a general preference (I could speak to you about George
Eliot for hours, but I don't think you'd want me to). Also, epic
fantasy series. And I can get down with the really thoughtful
modern novelists (I just read A Visit From the Goon
Squad by Jennifer Egan, and it floored me). And interesting
nonfiction about history or science. And biography, hopefully of
historical figures or scientists. I read a lot, and wish that I
MOVIES: Give me something to think about and gripping experiences,
and I'll enjoy it -- if it features weeping elderly people or
exploding helicopters, doesn't really matter. Oh, also definitely
porn. And Muppets!
SHOWS: The Simpsons allowed me to form a tolerable personality. I
also heartily enjoy Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I can't get enough of
Parks and Recreation, and a recent OkCupid date led me to check out
the bedazzled gold mine that is RuPaul's Drag Race.
MUSIC: I find my music taste broadening every day, but The
Cardigans are probably my favorite band of all time, I've been
obsessed with Queen and Fleetwood Mac lately, and I need to learn
more about classical music (but have been known to listen to the
entire collected piano works of Ravel and Chopin with a swoon).
From the modern indie music scene, Deerhoof, Sufjan Stevens, Erykah
Badu, Jens Lekman, and Nellie McKay are all favorites.
FOOD: The richer the better, and I'm trying hard to be more
vegetarian and vegan. Always willing to try new things, and I'm
pretty obsessed with nutrition. Are you tired of this essay yet? I
am conscientiously being very tiresome.