I enjoy drinks with friends at least weekly and I'm fortunate to have so many longtime friends and family still in the area. Politically I'm very liberal and would be a poor match for a conservative. I play on a softball team once a week and while I wouldn't consider myself a star athlete I am somewhat athletic. Love long walks around town and at the same time have zero interest in hiking.
I've been involved with real estate for the last several years and while it's quite the contrast I've enjoyed the switch.
Some of my other favorite authors would include Wally Lamb, Michael Chabon, Larry McMurtrey, Anne Rice, Murakami, Dumas, Twain, Fitzgerald, Nick Hornby, Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, John Irving, Leon Uris, Walter Mosley. 'I Know This Much Is True' by Wally Lamb is probably my favorite book ever, or at least the one that touched me the most. Loved 'The Master and Margarita'.
Movies would include The Sting, Say Anything, Fletch, Bull Durham, L.A. Confidential, A Fish Called Wanda, Casablanca, Heathers, Field of Dreams, Secretary, Stand By Me, About a Boy, Office Space and High Fidelity.
In 2015 really enjoyed Brooklyn, Grandma and The Martian.
TV would be Mad Men, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Justified, Lost, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, Arrested Development, The League, Community, Treme and The Wire.
I've also had discussions with friends about sweeping, very stirring soundtracks on movies and TV (Lost comes to mind). I'm all in favor of media that provokes a strong reaction and have zero objection to being shamelessly manipulated by a skilled director.
I strongly dislike reality TV, just about hate it, but I really enjoy 'Comic Book Men' on AMC.
Occasionally, very occasionally, when I see a clever and insightful comment on okcupid I look for the "Like" button, just proving how much Facebook has imprinted itself on us (or at least me).
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see blue center like pop and everybody goes "Awww!"