I adore Joan Didion and Claudia Emerson and consider them my
personal heroes. Louise Gluck, Sylvia Plath in small doses, Mary
Oliver, Annie Dillard, and any poetry that (a) does not rhyme and
(b) was not written by Walt Whitman.
I still love Mean Girls and Seabiscuit. Les Mis made me cry, and I
don't cry at movies. The Virgin Suicides, Black Swan, anything dark
and cerebral. Here's the twist at the end: Big Momma's House is my
I like shows that make you think, but also funny TV. I love Parks
and Rec. I love Family Guy. I am convinced that Meg and I were
separated at birth. I also like watching true crime TV while
cleaning and doing pushups.
I love Rilo Kiley (and therefore, all of Jenny Lewis's solo work. I
may or may not be in love with Jenny Lewis. If you don't know who
she is, look her up. Please.), Laura Marling, Bon Iver, CocoRosie,
the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Florence and the Machine, KT
Tunstall, Maps, Old Crow Medicine Show, Washed Out, Bloc Party,
Beirut, Bedouin Soundclash, Local Natives, Ponychase, Fiona Apple,
and Bright Eyes. (If I were straight, I'd make it my life's mission
to marry Conor Oberst.) I also like Kid Cudi, Flogging Molly, and
George Winston's instrumental piano. I also enjoy a light dusting
of Ke$ha. I have belatedly discovered Daft Punk and am in love with
their song "Instant Crush" at the moment.
I love my lean protein but have a soft spot for dining-hall froyo.
Egg whites are incredible. As is okra.