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Books: Black Jewels by Anne Bishop, Prey by John Sandford, anything
by Jeffrey Deaver, Terry Pratchett, or Neil Gaiman. The Dresden
Files. I'm interested mainly in fantasy/sci-fi, everything from
Tolkien to Jim Butcher. Mysteries and thrillers are always nice
filler too. I also read a lot of stuff that I can't easily
categorize, Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, Sedaris' When I am Engulfed
in Flames, and Janet Tashjian's The Gospel According to Larry for
example. I read pretty much everything that catches my eye, or
whatever there happens to be lying around when I have nothing
better to do.
Movies: Not picky, typical geek favorites like Princess Bride,
Rent, and Wall-E, indie flicks like My First Mister, or silly
things like Misfits (loved David Tennant as Charles Darwin!). I'll
watch most anything as long as it keeps me interested. Or anything
Joss Whedon makes.
Shows: Dr. Who, Burn Notice, Family Guy, American Dad, BSG, White
Collar, Leverage, NCIS, Firefly, Torchwood, Buffy, Angel,
Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, The West Wing, Arrow, Community, Archer,
Supernatural, The Newsroom
Music: Tends to depend on the mood, anything from Metallic and Otep
to Gaelic Storm and Paul Simon and Eve 6. Not a big fan of country
or rap, but some of it is okay.
Food: Anything goes, I always love trying new things or new places.
Love ethnic food of all kinds, especially sushi.
Games: (this seriously needs it's own category, trust me on this) -
Magic the Gathering, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Dominion, Axis
and Allies, Cards Against Humanity, Settlers of Catan, Smallworld,
Munchkin, and Power Grid.