Film: Pan's Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A
Prophet, Let the Right One In, 35 Shots of Rum, An Education,
Silver Linings Playbook, Hugo, The Incredibles, Hannah and her
Sisters, Angels in America, Babette's Feast, Crazy, Big Fish, Pulp
Fiction, White Ribbon, Winter's Bone, Georgy Girl, Midnight in
Paris, All about Eve, Citizen Kane, The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall..
and the list goes on. Major indie, animation and classic film
Books: lots of historical (non-fiction) works. Other samplings
include: Never Let me Go, On the Road, The Prophet, Portrait of the
Artist as a Young Man, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
Frankwiler, Narcissus and Goldman, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of the
Cholera, On Becoming a Man, The Velvet Rage, The Pilgrim's Regress
(or pretty much everything by C.S. Lewis), Unfair!, Gay
Conversations with God, Prototype, The Shack... and every
compulsory English Lit major's books ever written. Poets that I
love include e.e. cummings, William Auden, Constance Kavafy, Khalil
Gibran, T.S. Eliot.
Music: Standards, Classical, Jazz.. really partial to 50-60s era
female vocalists, and late 60s- early 70s/classic rock. Van
Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Jonny Lang, Nancy Wilson, Jane Monheit,
Sarah Vaughn, Keely Smith, Ella (no last name needed), Derek Webb,
Tracy Chapman, Lea Salonga, Sandy Patti, Johnny Cash are among the
faves. I'm closet C&W fan (so Keith Urban, Martina MacBride,
Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynona Judd would have to
be up there as well). If you know "Memories of Us" by Keith Urban,
and if I ever get married, that's going to be at the top of my
"please oh please can we play this" list. ;-)
TV: Grimm, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, United States of
Tara, Pushing Daisies, Golden Girls reruns, True Blood, American
Horror Story, Glee, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, PBS marathons,
X-Files and Twin Peaks (I can re-watch those over and over), French
& Saunders, Smack the Pony, Little Britain.
Food: Pizza is its own food group. I'm adventurous and will try
anything but love Ethiopian, Caribbean and Indian best.