Generally, a mix of highbrow and lowbrow.
Books: The World According to Garp, White Teeth, On Beauty, A Widow
for One Year, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Alchemist, 1984,
Brave New World, Lolita, Wilderness Tips, Infinite Jest (yes, I'm
one of those insufferable Infinite Jest people).
I love used bookstores. I haven't switched over to an e-reader yet,
and I don't anticipate doing so until I read all 400-some books I
Currently reading: A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Movies: Igby Goes Down, Closer, Charade, Amelie, Breakfast Club,
Mallrats, Frida, Roman Holiday, Wait Until Dark, Breakfast at
Tiffany's, City of God, Ghost World, Clerks, Lars and the Real
Girl, Clueless, Dirty Dancing.
When I am in a bad mood, I don't watch romantic comedies -- I watch
. It makes me
feel infinitely better to know that people are fucked up in many
That being said, my all-time favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn
. I have
read her biography, and not only is she a joy to watch on film,
she's an amazing person. Look her up if you don't believe me.
Shows: Parks & Rec, Mad Men. These shows make me feel a lot of
feelings. Leslie Knope is a fantastic feminist character on a
fantastic feminist show, and part of me wants to be her very
Music: Belle & Sebastian
Elliott Smith, Feist, Iron and Wine, The Promise Ring, Simon and
Garfunkel, The Weepies, Arcade Fire, Phantogram, Sara Bareilles,
So many musical guilty pleasures that I'm beginning to wonder if I
actually just have bad taste. Obviously none of the guilty
pleasures are listed here.
Food: Cheese, cheese, cheese
, good bread, frozen custard, dark
chocolate, fruity/chocolate-y breakfast cereal, egg foo young,
bagels with (lox and) cream cheese, kale, salmon sushi (really any
sushi, but especially salmon sushi), french fries with mayonnaise
(or aioli, if you're fancy), Cheetos, pho, most Thai/Laotian food
(I'm building up my spice tolerance), Indian food (especially malai
kofta)... the list really goes on forever. I could talk about food
These aren't really food items, but I also enjoy craft beers, wine,