When I'm not at work I'm usually grabbing drink with friends, riding my bike, cooking up a storm and slowly trying to learn how to play the ukulele.
I'm also the best whistler I've ever met except for this one guy at a show in Hamilton.
Music-wise, I'm always leaning towards truly great lyricists. Artists like Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Neko Case. Usually soulful and heartfelt music hits me hard.
I love movies and going to the movies and at one point I even tried to make movies (but realized in the end I'd rather just sit back and enjoy). Favourite director is Mike Leigh (Naked, Hapy-Go-Lucky). Other favourites are Michael Heneke (Cache, White Ribbon), Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine), Michael Winterbottom (Twenty-Four Hour Party People, The Trip). (Its just occurred to me that all my favourite directors are named Michael; what does it mean?!) Jane Campion (An Angel At My Table, Top of the Lake). I also thoroughly enjoy the epics like LOTR (extended editions always), all the thousands of comic book adaptations that have come out in the last 10 years, and all the nonsense produced in between. Yeah, I like movies.
Books I waffle on. Having a degree in Literary Studies and English means I've read a lot, and enjoyed a lot. If I'm honest, however, I really enjoy good sci-fi, fantasy and mysteries. What can I say, I'm a pulp kind of girl.