Books: I like retold fairytales, biographies, historical fiction,
popular nonfiction. I hate the entire "short story" genre.
Character development is important to me. Recently read "Stuff:
Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Stuff" which was
fascinating. Srsly, could not put it down. Also "Devil in the White
City," an historical murder mystery about the Chicago World's Fair
and a serial killer. It's great.
is the hottest guy on earth, so any of his films. He's
also an amazing actor. So is Audrey Tautou
, and Meryll Streep
favorite film of all time is The Bridges of
, which is a cry-your-eyes-out film about a
lonely housewife in Iowa and her lost love-of-her-life. The acting
is incredible. It's based on a book, which is equally sad. I also
cried during Gone with the Wind
. I love
I tend to pay more attention to the use of light and color in films
than the actual plot, so beautiful films like Marie Antoinette
(2006) and Velvet Goldmine
are high up on
the list. Also (unrelated) I like old films set in San Francisco
, for obvious
reasons. I like to see films in old theaters, too, like the Castro
theater. I saw Milk there. That was emotional.
I LOVE mashups. Period. You want to go to Bootie on Saturday?
-Goth (Cure, The Smiths, Siouxsie, Voltaire, Cocteau Twins,
Bauhaus, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult)
-Disco/Gay Pop (Scissor Sisters, George Michael, Lady Gaga,
-Motown/Oldies/Philly Sound (Elvis, The Temptations, The
-Bluegrass/Folk/Blues (Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Alison Krauss,
Cat Stevens, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco)
-Burlesque doesn't really fit in the folk categories, even though
And other random stuff. Music is not really my thing like it is for
other people. Prefer to not listen to recent R&B, recent rap,
or recent country. I know. Typical. I'm way more into...
Podcasts: I'm adding this because it kind of goes with
music/interests/books. My favorite podcast is Stuff You Missed in
History Class. I also like 60-Second Psych, This American Life (all
things NPR), the Thomas Jefferson Hour, APM Dinner Party, and
Slate's Culture Gabfest. Please suggest things to me- I also like
the history lectures series' like the Byzantine Emperors series.
Recently started a British history series, a history of oil, and
Food: non-spicy Indian food (the flavors are so intense- why cover
it up with spiciness?), French-fusion just about anything, "new
American" cuisine, Italian food (unoriginal, but comfortable and
good), some not-too-crazy sushi, Americanized Chinese food
(takeout), vegetable soup (homemade, please), risotto, portobello
mushrooms (marinated and grilled), lamb, steak, waffles, pizza (of
course, but hold the pepperoni and sausage, please), and a ton
more. And anything my mom ever made.
By the way, vegetarians or vegans need not apply. I think my last
boyfriend becoming a vegetarian contributed a lot to our break up.