Actors: Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch, and a local guy named Dave Bolden.
Actresses: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Animals: Mine, of course: Biscuit, Dexter (the dogs), Lucy and Nacho (the cats).
Books: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Illusions by Richard Bach, anything by John Grisham (most recently, Playing for Pizza), anything by Douglas Adams (with a shout out to Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), the Harry Potter series.
Foods: Seefood. (That’s not a typo. My favorite food is the food I see!)
Hobbies: Does hiking with my dogs count? How about playing a little Madden on the XBox? I don’t collect stamps or build train sets. Although train sets would be lots of fun.
Movies: Some you’ve heard of: Princess Bride, Raising Arizona, Stripes, Shawshank Redemption, the Harry Potter series, Batman: The Dark Knight, Big, The latest Star Treks…
Some you may not have heard of: Departures, King of Masks, Secondhand Lions, The Wrecking Crew, Hands on a Hardbody….
People I’d Like to Meet: The person reading this. Who are you, and why on Earth are you reading this?
Places: We’ve been lucky enough to travel a little. It’s my very favorite thing. I love Amsterdam and its outskirts. Florence, Italy is somewhere I’d like to hang out some more. Iguazu Falls, Argentina is breathtaking. Oleg’s house in Penza, Russia (with Alexander on guitar, of course) is a place I’ll always remember very fondly. My favorite place of all is Bellingham. That’s why I live here.
TV shows: I’m a big fan of both Breaking Bad and Ellen. Is that weird? Let’s see… The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Mythbusters, Dr. Phil. I’m sad that Key & Peele was cancelled. There’s a weird new show called, Another Period that won’t last long but that has me hooked for some reason. Mostly I watch a little news and a lot of football.
Quotes: The ones I get every day from Jimmy in my email inbox.
Factoid: I was just kidding when I said Dr. Phil.