Books, Movies, Music, and TV

Books

I prefer to read fiction. I enjoy well written characters. Some of my favorite authors are: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, Curtis Sittenfeld, Deborah Tannen (non-fiction), Judy Blume, Lois Duncan, Danielle Steele (I liked her when I was younger), John Steinbeck, Natalie Babbitt, Jean M. Auel (Earth’s Children series), J.R.R. Tolkien Some of my favorite books: Just As Long As We’re Together, Catcher in the Rye, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Alexander and The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Love You Forever, The Power of Myth, Primary Colors, Clan of the Cave Bear, Frog & Toad Are Friends, The Da Vinci Code, The Dirty Girls Social Club, Playing With Boys, Make Him Look Good, Prep

Movies

To me, movies are a great way to be entertained and forget about the world. I think that’s why I like comedies. Light and funny. I also like romances, teen movies, old Disney movies, and movies about the past. I like smart movies too.

Here’s a list of some favorites: Love Actually, Requiem for a Dream, Pretty Woman, American Graffiti, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Sixteen Candles, Can’t Hardly Wait, Office Space, Titanic, Ocean’s 11, Clueless, Wayne’s World, Encino Man, Stand by Me, La Bamba, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Grease, The Sound of Music, Almost Famous

Some actors I like: Will Farrell, Julia Roberts, Vince Vaughn, Victor Garber, Mike Meyers, Leonardo DiCaprio, Molly Ringwald, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston

Some directors/writers I like: Amy Heckerling, Peter Jackson, Martin Scorcese, Cameron Crowe, John Hughes, Judd Apatow, Richard Linklater

Music

I love music and spent a great deal of time in college amassing a collection that is organized into the following categories: Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Christmas, Country, Comedy, Dance, Disco, Hip Hop, Latin, Millennium, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rap, Rock, Soundtracks, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Most of the time, I focus on lyrics, but I’m also moved by music if it’s really good. I like to sing and dance!

Some old favorites: Dido, Cyndi Lauper, Third Eye Blind, Ace of Base, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Sublime, The Cranberries, Tom Petty, Collin Raye, Gary Allan, Kenny Chesney, Tracy Lawrence, Ice Cube

Recent interests:  The Script, Loudan Wainwright, Katy Perry, Of Monsters and Men

TV

I’ve come to realize that I don’t watch that much TV or see too many movies. The office has become my living room, the Internet my TV although not for TV viewing purposes.  I don’t feel too bad about that. When I do watch TV (like movies), I like to look for light programming. For that reason, I don’t watch the news. It is so negative. Some people might think I watch garbage, but I enjoy the escape. Some favorites: Sex and the City, My So-Called Life, Sports Night, Saved by the Bell, The Soup, The Office, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad.  And of course I’m very familiar with children’s programming.

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