I was in a book club with other 20-something urbanites for a couple
years until recently, and it provided me with high-quality reading
material. Now it's kind of fun being able to pick whatever jumps
out at me. Recent faves have included Barney's Version, Never Let
Me Go, The Imperfectionists, Let the Great World Spin, and The
Namesake. And travel books, of course.
Favourite shows include House of Cards, Parks and Recreation, New
Girl, Modern Family, West Wing re-runs, and the CBC morning
news...and HGTV to indulge secret love of real estate and the idea
of living abroad, in a house by the sea or beside a vineyard.
Favourite music is eclectic, and includes Jay Z, Bon Iver, Sam
Roberts Band, Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, Avett Brothers, Neko
Case, the National, Ellie Goulding, the Mellow Jazz and Mello Cello
playlists on Songza, and (I'm not ashamed to admit it) some catchy
top-40 material. Beyonce is just great. I have been known to
espouse the hypnotic beauty of her dance moves and give my best
impression after a couple glasses of wine. Spoiler alert: it is not
Favourite food is generally simple and comforting: peanut butter;
roasted vegetables; oatmeal (the breakfast of champions); ice
cream; and vegetarian chilis and stews. I have a big sweet
tooth--Bulk Barn is very dangerous.
I generally enjoy a wide range of movies, from mainstream comedy to
documentaries, to blockbuster action movies, to the kinds of movies
played on Sunday afternoon TV. If you've ever seen the Cutting Edge
and/or Captain Ron, you're my kind of people. Last movie I saw and
loved was Frances Ha.