Books: "1984" (Has any book ever been so ahead of its time?),
"Holidays on Ice" by David Sedaris made me laugh so hard I
squeaked, anything by Kurt Vonnegut, "The End of Faith" by Sam
Harris, "Harry Potter" books, but mostly non-fiction.
Shows and movies: "Arrested Development" set the bar for situation
comedies, "Frasier" has a strangely calming effect on me, "The
Soup" keeps me current without actually having to watch "Honey Boo
Boo," "Real Time with Bill Maher." As for movies, I love
one-man-against-society action flicks like "Die Hard," "XXX," and
"Gattaca." "Say Anything" and the 80's Brat Pack movies were fun as
Music: I am NOT a music snob. If you are a Beach House-loving
hipster, please do not contact me (You win! You are cooler than me!
And your pants are tighter!). I like classic rock, particularly
Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller Band, and the Beatles.
And you know what? Britney Spears is pretty darn awesome too.
Food: I've visited a lot of countries and eaten a lot of things I'm
not proud of (when the South Korean family at the next table
invites you over and orders you a plate of live baby octopi, you
eat them; that's all there is to it). I like salads. I am a cheap
f-ing date. But I can find something to order on any menu. When I
cook, it's fresh and simple.