And singing, writing, laughing, joking, cooking, chatting, and hard work. I'm also a great daughter and friend.
Movies: Strictly Ballroom, Amelie, The Godfather (Parts I and II), Back to the Future (I-III), Trading Places, Coming to America, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon, Still Crazy, City of God, and the whole John Waters oeuvre. I'm a big Tarantino fan, too.
Shows: Sherlock (the new BBC version), Archer, Treme, the Wire, Big Bang Theory, BSG, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Are You Being Served?, True Blood, the News Room, Doc Martin, Luther, Chappelle's Show, Key & Peele, Scandal, the Vicar of Dibley, Community, Masterpiece Theater (including Downton Abbey), and anything with Anthony Bourdain on it.
Music: There's too much to list! I love classic soul and classic rock, but I'm open to anything under the sun. Here are a few of my favorite artists/bands: The Beatles, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Raphael Saadiq, Ben Folds (on his own and BF5), Al Green, Bob Marley, Kermit Ruffins, Swell Season, The White Stripes, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, The Roots, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, KT Tunstall, Aqualung, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Food: All! These days I am a big fan of classic American food and great beer.
Podcasts: Mike O'Meara Show, Big O and Dukes, The Sports Junkies, Sick and Wrong, and This American Life.
Perfectly worn-in jeans
The love of my family and friends