I'm excited to explore Oregon and have a great time while I'm doing it.
Authors: I am currently reading Infinite Jest and am utterly obsessed with it. Aside from that:
the obvious greats (Steinbeck, Faulkner, Dickens, Dumas, Nabakov, Tolstoy, Shakespeare and all that) also Tom Robbins, Hesse, Jorge Luis Borges, Don Dellilo, Pete Dexter, Mark Danielewski, Ethan Canin, Chuck Palahniuk, Brautigan, Vonnegut, Mark Salzman, Alex Garland, Philip K. Dick, Barbara Kingsolver, Ethan Hawke (slightly embarrassing, I guess, but whatever)
I've been getting way into nonfiction lately (John Krakauer, Jon Ronson, Malcom Gladwell, Carl Zimmer, the Freakonomics dream team, E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Ryan, Joshua Foer, David Rakoff, David Sedaris). I'm not big into fantasy but I did enjoy the Song of Ice and Fire series and I like Neil Gaiman.
Movies: Most anything by Guy Richie, Quentin Tarantino or Richard Linklater, most Wes Anderson and Darren Aronofsky movies, I <3 Huckabees, the Edukators, the Professional, Fight Club, Memento, Garden State, Little Miss Sunshine
Music-Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Eric Clapton, Beirut, The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Gary Clark Jr., Elliott Smith, La Roux, Marilyn Manson, Metric, Bright Eyes, Andrew Bird, Neutral Milk Hotel, Taarka, Vasen, Otis Redding, Nick Drake, Dredg, Cursive, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Devil Makes Three, Cake, Deadboy and the Elephantmen, the Decembrists, the Flaming Lips, Rush, Yes, The Moody Blues, the Polyrhythmics, Iron and Wine, Nirvana, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, Radiohead, the Shins, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tori Amos, the White Stripes, the XX, Ratatat, Gogol Bordello
Shows: Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Trek Next Generation, House of Cards, The Killing, True Detective, Orange is the New Black, the Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Sherlock, Lie to me, Arrested Development, Archer. Although I'm by no means a fan, anime is starting to grow on me (I liked Baccano! and Darker than Black... currently watching Attack on Titan)
Radio/podcasts: This American Life, 99% Invisible, RadioLab, Wiretap, Bullseye, Risk, Freakonomics, TED Radio Hour, Planet Money, Radio Diaries, Radio Ambulante, Strangers, Theory of Everything, Savage Love, JJGo, Judge John Hodgman, Oh No Ross and Carrie
I really love food. My favorite cuisines are Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Cajun and Moroccan. I also love me some delicious beer (that's a food group, right? )
Food and water
The ability to laugh at the absurd
you want to trade books
you have a motorcycle and want to show me some good roads
you can teach me something new
you listen to good music
you're not a republican/tea party/fascist crazy
you want a new friend (probably not what most people are on here looking for, I know, but if it is and you think we would click, hit me up)
Although this should go without saying, I'm not going to message you back if you just say hello or how u doing grl or some equally banal thing. I'm just not.