I have a dog-training business in my hometown, and I work at the local daycare. Sometimes I spend part of the winter volunteering at a school for Burmese Refugee children in Northern Thailand, and sometimes I spend part of it traveling in the Yukon's mountains. I write. I have adventures.
I sometimes make sexually suggestive comments and am totally unaware that I am doing so. This is followed by wide-eyed and effusive apologies.
Also, I overshare.
(This always takes a long time...there are many)
The Lord of the Rings
Deathless and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - by Catherynne Valente (and everything else by her). This is beautiful: http://www.clarkesworldbooks.com/fiction/fict_valente_bones.html)
Any poetry by Alden Nowlan, Marge Piercy, Don McKay, Kay Ryan, Beth Goobie...
The Compass Rose, The Left Hand of Darkness, the Beginning Place...really anything by LeGuin
Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
The Red Tree and The Lost thing by Sean Tan
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Fairytales and folk tales and myths
Perdido Street Station and Embassy Town by China Mievelle (anything by China Mievelle)
And I think I'll stop there. I'm always happy to talk about books.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Wristcutters - A Love Story
Anything by Martin McDonagh
The 10th Kingdom
The Princess Bride
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
The Magnetic Fields
I love to try new and unusual foods. I'm allergic to an annoying number of things...just ask if you're interested. I love sushi, curries, tea (!), coffee (!!), interesting liqueurs (anything that you have to explore the taste a little to decide if it's good or bad, and then it just kind of grows on you, and it burns a little...)
Really anything new and unusual that isn't going to land me in the hospital.