Working on Joy of Mixology, and most recently finished
Superfreakonomics, and re-reading Catcher in the Rye(I was too
young to get it the first time - the second time, less impressed).
Other recent readings include: Neil Gaiman; Guns, Germs, and Steel;
Terry Prachett, World War Z (the book is really good), Under the
Banner of Heaven, Lamb, War of the Worlds, and probably more
wikipedia than one should reasonably imbibe. Before that, Catch 22,
some of Sam Harris's essays, a dystopian literature kick, sci-fi,
There's usually music on when I'm at home or hard at work. There're
a lot of music styles that I enjoy, with internet radio being a
good friend: blues, swing, industrial music, rock, trip hop, and
who knows what else - my Spotify subscription is well-used.
Favorite concerts include: Zoe Keating, the Dropkick Murphies,
Asylum Street Spankers (so long, guys), and B. B. King
I'm hooked on Radiolab podcasts, and I've been fascinated by some
of the TED talks (online, free, enlightening, and often
mind-boggling), especially Daniel Dennett, and Dawkins (though
there's a difference between being proud of who you are and being
egotistical and I haven't made up my min).
I'm fascinated by the shameless ripoffs of pop music that are
played in Vietnamese restaurants. The current champion is an
electronica remix of the Bonanza theme song.
I don't own a TV, but I still catch a few shows or movies here and
there. I'm finally watching the rest of Buffy and moved on to
Archer (thanks, Amazon I'm a more horrible person because of that
I'm not exactly a gourmand, but I do appreciate a good meal. I love
good BBQ, pho joints on Federal, sushi, Italian, and a good bit of
other things. I enjoy cooking, and I've occasionally been told my
cooking's very good, but I'm bashful about sharing. I also really
like spicy food - the intersection of kitchen experimentation and
habanero makes for some good stories, especially if you're into