While on the subject of entertainment, here are 2 more interesting little tidbits...while living in Lake County, I tried my hand at stand-up comedy a few times (OK, not exactly the big time, but still kind of a rush when people "get you.")...and in my 20's, back in NY, I tried to break into modeling, with a portfolio and the whole bit.
Sadly, I was too tall (and the wrong jacket size) for fashion modeling. 44 Extra Long just doesn't work in that world.
I'm a decent golfer. Once upon a time I was an 8 handicap. Now I'm a 20. I can still hit the ball a long way. Keeping it in play is my only problem. I need to play more. Update: I recently shot an 80 from the back tees at Eureka G.C. (Even par on the front nine!) Yes, I was "in the zone."
I've always liked Tom Wolfe, John Updike, George Plimpton, John Feinstein, good sports books.
Movies-Scorcese--Goodfellas, The Departed, Casino, Raging Bull, etc.
Almost all Coen Brothers...many, many others.
Music-Currently listening to Radiohead, Morphine, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, The Pogues, Richard Thompson, The Cure.
Apropos of nothing, here are 2 nursing school ideas for possible band names..."Exudate" (might be good for a folk or bluegrass duo) and "Valsalva Maneuver" (thinking heavy metal on this one?)