Native New Yorker; teaching, writing, and researching for a living; went into the grocery store the other night with every intention of preparing a healthy dinner and walked out with tortilla chips, a tub of fresh made guacamole, and some Klondike bars--this is ok, yes?; the Muppet Movie soundtrack is indelibly etched in my brain; I have a thing for bad puns.
For what it’s worth, I prefer Goodfellas to The Godfather, the Yankees to the Mets, the Left to the center, Coltrane to Kenny G (yeah, I get that this isn't exactly drawing a line in the sand), the British Office to the American, The Simpsons to Family Guy, the East Coast to the West (usually).
Also, travelling, as much as possible. Most recent trips have been to Moldova, Eritrea, Oman, Lebanon, Guyana, Algeria.
Movies: The original Muppet movies, the original Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three.
Music: Jazz, soul, 90s rap, rock, and more jazz. Orchestra Baobab. A bunch of other stuff.
Food: I'll eat anything, and probably like it.