(A) Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett
. Alton Brown.
(both Lord Peter and the apologetics). Laurie R. King.
have a collection of firsts). Richard Mitchell (the late
: The Hands
of Fate (MST3K
the Brains knew me by name and comforted my daughter when her
mother died). Twentieth Century; 12 Monkeys; Magnolia; Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In the running: The Marx Brothers,
The Thin Man series. Most Bogart. Virtually all of Kate
The Americans, The Blacklist, Fringe, Person of Interest. (In other
words, dark and confusing. I actually tolerated Lost, because I was
in it for the atmosphere.)
(D) My iPod has a lot of Barenaked Ladies, They Might be Giants,
and Gilbert & Sullivan. Weird Al Yankovic. Cheryl Wheeler. More
and more Sarah Bareilles and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Folk
Too much bubblegum
1953-1980. Jonathan Coulton
Monkey" has become my anthem.
I really enjoyed Bongwater (but see Drugs: Never) and Garfunkel +
. If your sense of humor requires decorum, you should not
look them up.
(E) I like homey things, plus most Chinese. (American
Chinese. “Delicacy” is a codeword for “nameless horror.”) I know
what mirepoix is. I have trouble with anything that's lived in
water, but when I prepared for my visit to my daughter in Japan, I
practiced on sushi. Not bad, but I don't seek it out.