To quote William Carlos Williams, "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress."
I'm an aspiring morning person.
For work: I'm trying to find a way to reinject some humanity-type stuff into my career as a physician... maybe I'll be a writer.
I like ribald or aristocratic novels: Ford Madox Ford, Evelyn Waugh, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Barth, and William Faulkner. I finally finished Infinite Jest, and that makes me proud. I also like non-fiction. I read the New York Times, the New Yorker, and New York Magazine. What can I say? This is my city.
I like funny movies with moments of sadness: Groundhog Day, the Squid and the Whale. I also like movies that are just beautiful: Old Joy, Mulholland Drive, the Tree of Life. Bonus for the ladies: I like romantic comedies.
I just bought a radio alarm clock so I can listen to NPR when I wake up. I like The Brian Lehrer Show, This American Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and The Diane Rehm Show.
Things I don't really care that much about: horror movies, sports, top 40 music, Harry Potter, and celebrities.
Water on my bedside table
The NYTimes Crossword - I can do the whole week by myself :)
I stumbled upon an etiquette podcast. I'd like to find a opportunity to use the following advice: "If holding a cane in his left hand, a man may remove his hat with his right hand, then transfer it to the left hand, so that the right is free to grasp the hand of a lady."