As far as bands/musicians: Mucca Pazza, Dovekins,
John Drake & The Shakes, Arrah & The Ferns, Lowdown Brass
Band, Steinomite, Ssssnake... (most of those are my friends'
groups)... I'm pretty tolerant to most music (which, yes, is a
totally lame answer). Mostly I either listen to WBEZ or
Pandora's "Today's hits" station. (And let's be honest, also the
90s pop station mainly for things like Hootie & The Blowfish,
Third Eye Blind, and Sister Hazel.)
My favorite authors are Vonnegut, Bukowski, Dybek,
and Tolkien. I read a fair bit: YA, graphic novels, comics, lit
fic, spec fic, short stories... Right now my favorite short story
is "The man who forgot Ray Bradbury" by Neil Gaiman. I also enjoy
comics/graphic novels written by Gail Simone and Brian K.
The two main things that make me want to get cable are Shark Week
and football season. I watch a lot various shows
via Netflix and Hulu... and thanks to my Dad, I'm able to "borrow"
his cable online to keep up with the Bears.
Food just depends on my mood. I enjoy cooking and
wish I had a better kitchen. Recently discovered I like mussels.
And get into fits where I make tons of empanadas. (My favorite will
probably always be bacon, date & goat cheese.) I'd rather go to
Argo than Starbucks... (but that's partially because I don't do
caffeine.) I also don't drink beer, but do enjoy a good cider or