Specific things I am good at: peeling avocados, carrying on long conversations about old cartoons, self deprecating humor, Scrabble, coming up with ideas for theme parties, making gin and tonics, generally acting like a huge dork.
Books: For an aspiring writer, I certainly don't read as much as I should. I am, however, a huge fan of old comic strips. I've read every Calvin & Hobbes and Peanuts comic there is. I also really like John Swartzwelder's books, like "The Time Machine Did It."
Movies: Back to the Future is my all-time favorite, but I am also partial to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Almost Famous, any Muppet movie, all three Toy Story movies, and I'll never say no to anything that has Batman in it.
TV: The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, Dexter, Mad Men, Lost, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Wonder Years... I watch way too much TV. I like most everything... except Family Guy.
Music: Lots of 60s stuff, especially the Beach Boys. My roommates give me a hard time for liking show tunes, but I was a theater kid in high school and old habits die hard.
Lately I've devoted a lot of time thinking about my goals and LA life in general. It's scary when you think you might have made a mistake but you don't even know how you would be able to tell. I'll be here for awhile, but it was a stressful few months. Going home to Florida for a couple of weeks helped me think through it pretty clearly.