I probably look just like your [cousin/coworker/best friend from seventh grade].
Books/Authors: Middlesex, Cutting for Stone, Bonfire of the Vanities, Mary Roach, Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Chuck Palahniuk
Movies: Sandlot. Done. OK fine, there's more, it's just too much--let's save this one for later. (Bam, built-in conversation starter.)
Shows: Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Portlandia, the new Wet Hot American Summer, anything HBO, minus most recent season of True Detective. Someone seriously dropped the ball with that one.
Music: Here's my cliche response: I believe almost any genre has the possibility of producing "good" music--except maybe polka, I don't like polka. Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding, alt-J, Sam Cooke, Sublime, CCR, Robert Johnson. I work for the Denver branch of a global concert series, so local/live music is big for me.
Food: All of it except tomatoes. I HATE tomatoes (but I wish I didn't, it's super inconvenient).
Other: TED talks, almost all NPR, Louis CK, Alphonse Mucha, Radiotopia podcasts, Book of Mormon* (The musical. Definitely not the book.)
My family and friends (and yes I do include my animals)
Nature/sunshine--I'm solar powered
Do I feel like washing my hair today?
What Pandora station am I in the mood for?
The plasticity of the human brain. Whoa.
Online dating etiquette. Like, if you send me a message and tell me you want to pay me for sex, does a simple "fuck off" suffice? Or is it cool to just not answer?
You think you can make milk shoot out of my nose
You want to talk books, movies, travel
The word "irregardless" makes you want to punch someone in the face
If you know (and love, or at least appreciate) Total Ghost, we're going to get along great!