I have a terrible time picking favorites. I start feeling all
What's buzzing around my brain right now (no bearing on life-long
Music: Honestly, I'll listen to just about
everything, from Skrillex to Nina Simone. It's about pinpointing
the mood, the moment, and the motion. I'll put on HypeMachine when
I'm home, and go with the flow. A few once-favorites: Maroon 5,
Dropkick Murphys, Modest Mouse, Miles Davis, Motion City
Soundtrack, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spoon,
Decemberists, The Killers, The Frames...
Writers/Print: Watership Down = #1, I've reread it
upwards of 30 times. Calvin and Hobbes. Edmundson's Anna Karenina +
The Clearing, Kundera's Identity, Calvino, Reza de Wet, Jeffrey
McDaniel, Outlying Islands, After Mrs. Rochester, Terry Pratchett,
Martin McDonagh ... And whenever I want to turn off my brain and
coast, I'll reread the HP series until I atrophy.
TV: Friends - I watch that shit like it's
background music. True Blood (I ought to slaughter the person who
first hooked me on this damned show), Colbert + Stewart + Maddow,
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Bones, NCIS, Fringe, Arrested
Development, Supernatural... Intend to start Walking Dead sometime
Movies: The Prestige, Live Free or Die Hard, The
Dark Knight, The Dark Crystal, Eastern Promises, Perfume: Story of
a Murderer, Hercules, The Lion King (I always wanted to be Shenzi),
Emperor's New Groove, Incredibles, Princess Bride, Boondock Saints,
Almost Famous, How To Train Your Dragon, Empire Records, Imagine Me
Food: Pesto, bacon. Just discovered sushi. Eggs.
Shrimp. Crunchy salty things. Pecorino romano. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE.
Stove-popped popcorn with salt.
Drinks: Pale Ales, Circus Boy, Carmenere or
Malbec, Bulleit or Knob Creek, Irish Car Bombs, Margaritas, nothing
with Jager or Redbull, most reds, T&C: three shots of Espolon
tequlia + a Corona in a mason jar, with half a lime. Yuengling.