My favorite pastimes are reading, playing with my dog, and plotting the salvation or enslavement of the human race (it’s still sort of up in the air). I also really like table top games that involve cards or boards or dice. It’s not nerdy; you’re just boring.
I got into the English grad program because I wanted to become a better writer. Somewhere along the way, someone brainwashed me into wanting to be an academic. I’m pretty sure that I’ve managed to deprogram myself – but if MIT came knocking, I wouldn’t say “no” right off the bat, either. Of course, for that to happen, I’m going to have to publish a best seller. Good thing I decided to study literature so that I could become a better writer. Score.
My specialty is British Romantic poetry, but I've read lots of other stuff, too, like the other arts and philosophy and lots of sciencey things. If it's wildly impractical, I probably count it among my interests.
So, student of the world, blah blah etc. I’m a multifaceted person – quit trying to put me in a box, OKC.
Books (fiction and non-): Blake's poetry, Lovecraft's fiction, anything with Douglas Adams' name on it, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, House of Leaves, Godel Escher Bach, A Thousand Plateaus, Narrative Unbound, The Tree of Knowledge, A Canticle for Leibowitz, John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders, Skullcrack City, Extinction Journals
TV: Dexter, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Squidbillies, South Park, Doctor Who, Invader Zim, House, Big Bang Theory, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, AbFab, Breaking Bad, Eastbound and Down, Workaholics, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones, Buffy, The Newsroom
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Snatch, The Fountain, Helvetica, Objectified, In the Realms of the Unreal, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Pacific Rim, Troll Hunter, John Dies at the End
Music: Steely Dan, The Gorillaz, Mark Farina, Flying Lotus, Miles Davis, Daft Punk, Girl Talk, MF Doom, DangerMouse, Fatboy Slim, Herbaliser, Scissor Sisters, Fleetwood Mac (the Nicks & Buckingham lineup), ELO, Cosmo Sheldrake
Theatre: Arcadia (and everything else by Stoppard), Oleana, Waiting for Godot, True West, Les Mis. Shakespeare, of course.
Games: good ol'-fashioned poker, D&D, CoC, MtG, Fluxx, Forbidden Desert, Cards Against Humanity, Pathfinder
a pair of running shoes
being able to count to six