I love books. I can spend hours in bookstores (Elliot Bay and
Half-price books are regular hangout locations for me). I read a
lot of non-fiction, mostly science (evolution, neurology and
physics are faves), politics and current affairs (leftist/radical
thought, middle east affairs and foreign policy). My fiction
repertoire is more limited, I like scifi (Neal Stephenson and China
Mieville) and historical fantasy. While I have loved dozens of
books over my life there are three books that I've several times -
Howard Zinn's You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train
Richard Dawkin's The Selfish Gene
and Mourid Barghouti's
I Saw Ramallah
Movies: The Departed, Office Space, Gladiator, The Matrix, Fight
Club, Tropic Thunder, Superbad, Scarface, The Godfather,
hard-hitting drama, fast-paced action/adventure, cheesy martial
arts movie, crazy science fiction, thought provoking documentaries.
Movies are truly a magnificent art.
Music: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Blue Scholars, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, The
Coup, Common Market, Mariah Carey, Keith Sweat, Boyz II Men, R.
Kelly, Diana Krall, Madeline Peyroux, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Rage
Against the Machine. So everything from sappy 90's R&B,
, and the list goes on and on.
Food: everything and I mean EVERYTHING: My mom's Arabic food (which
I'm slowly learning to make on my own), Indian, Thai, Sushi,
Chinese, Mexican, Persian, Afghani, Burgers, Greek, PIZZA, anything
covered in chocolate, anything breaded and deep fried, cookies,
Molly Moon's ice cream, OH MY GOD, I think I'm going to have an
brain aneurism just thinking about this stuff.