Fiction: E.F. Benson, Iris Murdoch, Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Pym, Muriel Spark, Anita Brookner, Joanna Trollope, old school sci-fi. Would you think less of me if I confessed I'm also a Stephen King fan, or that I usually have a John Grisham novel in hand for long plane trips?
Magazines: Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, New York Review of Books, New Yorker.
Music: Extremely varied. Tudor choral music, Edith Piaf, verismo opera, Richard Strauss, Korngold, Gliere, Medtner, Scriabin, Franck, Widor, late Beethoven, Amalia Rodrigues, Adele, Sigur Ros, Franco-Flemish requiems, classic gospel, cheesy Thai pop, Hindustani classical music, etc, etc. I'm listening to ABBA as I type this. I really can't tolerate Rap, Country, or anything that PBS runs during fund raising time.
TV: English costume dramas. Absolutely Fabulous. Iron Chef ( preferably the original Japanese version). Scandal. Madam Secretary. The Good Wife. The Walking Dead.
Movies: 1950s Sci-Fi paranoia movies, low budget Film Noir, Ponderous 1950's Biblical epics, anything Kurosawa, anything Merchant-Ivory, anything Crawford, Davis, or Stanwyck (did I tell you I was gay?), Busby Berkeley musical spectaculars.
Food: Everything. Bi bim bap, pasta carbonara, sushi, stinky French cheeses, mouhammara, kimchee, North Carolina pulled pork, anything spicy. Cooking a lot of Thai food since returning from cooking classes in Thailand.
My cat Lola.
Access to a beautiful organ.
Sense of humor.
Zombie apocalypse survival.
My next trip. (Looking forward to South India and Sri Lanka.)
How I'm going to negotiate the liturgical year with this limited choir.
How bad it has to get before I can claim asylum in Norway.
I talk baby talk to my cat. Don't judge.
I'm very unlikely to respond to "Hey".