(A) Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett
. Alton Brown.
Dorothy L. Sayers (both Lord Peter and the apologetics). Laurie R.
(I have a collection of firsts). Richard Mitchell (the
late Underground Grammarian
: The Hands
of Fate (MST3K
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 Hepburn.
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. Cheryl Wheeler. More and more Sarah
Bareilles and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Folk]]. Too much bubblegum 1955-1980. [Jonathan Coulton
Monkey" has been an anthem recently.
I really enjoy Bongwater (but see Drugs: Never) and Garfunkel
. BUT: If your sense of humor involves a strong
sense of decorum, you should not look them up.
(E) I like homey things, plus: Most Chinese. Mushrooms are very
nice. I know what mirepoix is. I have trouble with anything that's
lived in water, but when I planned to visit my daughter in Japan, I
prepped by trying sushi. Not bad, but I don't seek it out.