When I need to smile, I watch Get Shorty or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I have a soft spot for over-the-top musicals, and know almost all of the lyrics to more of them than I can easily list (although West Side Story will always be my first love).
I eagerly await and watch new episodes of Doctor Who. I somewhat less eagerly await new episodes of Castle, Bones, Community, and Game of Thrones. When I need a netflix binge, I rewatch Firefly.
My musical taste can probably best be described as eclectic. Right now I am listening to a lot of Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, and Gaelic Storm.
When I cook, my defaults are stuffed squash, risotto, and pasta carbonara. Jamaican patties remind me of childhood, as do hamentashen and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Tomatoes, basil, and mozarella are a combination that is almost impossible to beat. Chicago pizza is the best pizza, and is rarer than diamonds outside of Chicagoland. And almost everything tastes better when flavored with mango.
A good book in case I am inspirationless
A mug of hot tea
A comfortable pair of shoes to walk in
Something to climb
Something to ponder
What stories do I tell myself, and how do I let them define me?