I taught English in France after graduating college, and I'm seriously considering moving back.
I can't stop laughing. I'm a strong believer in food and sleep as the cure for everything.
I'm originally from the Midwest, which probably makes me a nice person.
Books: I think "Let Us Praised Famous Men" by James Agee is the best thing I've ever read. "Catch-22" is a close second. Read "10:04" by Ben Lerner recently and it was befuddling and great. Last book was "Soccer in Sun and Shadow" by Eduardo Galeano, which I recommend if you're into soccer or socialist South American writers or neither of those things.
I take recommendations very seriously, so if you tell me to read it I will.
Movies: "Apocalypse Now" is at the top, but "The Big Lebowski" makes me feel good every time I watch it.
Music: I'm all over the place. I'll rock out whenever I can, I suppose. Pavement, Radiohead, Destroyer, the Modern Lovers, LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse and, uh, Spoon. That's a good list.
Food: I'm French so I'm biased that way. Also love Cajun, Thai, Indian ... I'll do spicy any time.
Standup comedy cuts right to the core of me.