I like theatre, films and eating. While I rarely cook at home, I
rather like cooking at other people's houses. I like to play Iron
Chef with other people's kitchens. I enjoy most types of music, and
am trying to learn to play the penny whistle. That said, I'm also
trying to learn to juggle, because it's entertaining. I have a
fascination with the subway and New York history. I love pizza-
it's my fall-back food.
Books: Time and again, (and all works of) Jack Finney. Tipping the
Velvet, Sarah Waters. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop
Cafe, Fannie Flagg. Harry Potter, LOTR and the Hobbit. Hunger Games
triology. Calvin and Hobbes. Wicked. Anything with pop-archaeology
a la David Gibbons.
Film: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Bring it ON, But I'm a Cheerleader,
Trick, Fried Green Tomatoes, Brat pack movies, Back to the Future,
Indy Trilogy, Ghostbusters - I and II, The Cutting Edge and other
cheese. Metropolis, All about Eve, Clue, Hudson Hawk,
Moonstruck.... The list goes on and on. Actually, it might be more
efficient to name the films I don't like. You should ask.
Shows: Doctor Who (head and shoulders above the rest), Coupling,
X-Files, Xena, Star Trek: TNG, and ABFAB are all formative TV for
me, but lately I'm watching Castle, Grimm, the Simpsons, New Girl,
Once, and Revolution. So you know, just a few. I'm trying to cut
back on my consumption.
Music: I listen to a weird mix of pop, rock, reggeton and mariachi
at work, based on who has control of the radio (rarely me). I like
house and ambient, 80's pop and disco, classical, classic rock and
yes, mariachi, though there's none on my iPod. I don't know artists
really, but if I had to name bands, it's The Shondes and Schmekel.
Because I love the music my friends make.
Food: Frankly, anything someone else will make for me. The
occupational hazard of being is a chef is how difficult it can be
to find someone willing to cook with you. Left to fend for myself
though, I'd say pizza. Then everything but artichokes and shellfish
- I can't eat shrimp crabs and lobsters because allergies. Also
steak - nothing beats a good steak!