Basic crap about me: I have lived in the Carolinas my entire life. I'm 33 and a Scorpio. I love to grow stuff in my garden and then eat it. I also crochet, knit a tiny bit, make beaded jewelry, play a bit of guitar, watch the NBA basketball (go Pistons!), watch the footy (go Red Devils!) and in my RL job I am a stage manager for a local theatre. I have spent most of my formative years in either the theatre or in some sort of science arena - I was a biology major in college and I worked as an assistant at a veterinary clinic right after - and I intend to go back to school to become a medical lab technologist once my daughter gets into full-time kindergarten.
Most TV and movies I enjoy are in listed my interests.
I listen to music a LOT: if you aren't interested in my music habits, scroll down like a foot of screen. I'll just make a nice alphabetical list by artist (I know, by first name is weird, but that's how WMP does it, so that's what you get) and you can come gushing to me later if you choose.
10,000 Maniacs, ABBA, The Acorn, Aimee Mann, Andrew Bird, Ani DiFranco, Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki, The A-Sides, Bad Veins, Baleen, Basia Bulat, The Beatles, Beirut, Big Star, Billie Holiday, Billy Bragg, Bishop Allen, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blitzen Trapper, Blondie, Blur, Bon Iver, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Botticellis, Bound Stems, Bright Eyes, The Brunettes, Bruce Springsteen, Cake, Calexico, Califone, Centro-matic/South San Gabriel, Cheesy-ass 80's Music, Cocteau Twins, Coldplay, Colour Revolt, Cowboy Junkies, Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young), Crowded House, Damien Jurado, Damien Rice, David Bowie, David Gray, The Deadly Syndrome, Dire Straits, The Donkeys, Doves, Echo & the Bunnymen, Elliot Smith, Elvis Costello, Enya, Eric Clapton (earlier stuff mostly), Etta James, Feist, The Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Black, Gorillaz, Headlights, The Hollies, Ingrid Michaelson, INXS, Iron & Wine, Ivy, The Jackson Five, The Jam, James, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Joseph Arthur, Kelley Stoltz, The Ladybug Transistor, Laura Viers, Led Zeppelin, Liz Phair, The Long Winters, The Low Lows, Lucero, Lucinda Williams, M Ward, Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos, Martha Wainwright, Mike Doughty, The Monkees, Morrissey, The National, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Neko Case, The New Pornographers, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Paul Simon (and Garfunkel too, i guess, if i have to), The Pernice Brothers, Pete Yorn, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders, Procol Harum, Pulp, Queen, Radiohead, Ray LaMontagne, REM, Richard Thompson, Rilo Kiley, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, Sam Phillips, Shannon McNally, Sinead O'Connor, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Stevie Wonder, Suede, Sufjan Stevens, The Sugarcubes, The Sundays, Talking Heads, Teddy Thompson, Texas, The Ting Tings, Tom Petty (& the Heartbreakers), Tom Waits, Tori Amos, The Trashcan Sinatras, Traveling Wilburys, Travis, U2, The Walkmen, The Waterboys, Wilco, Wolf Parade
I probably even missed some, but that's okay. I tend toward the Britpop, the Americana, the indie, and the nostalgic. I do listen to some classical music, too, mostly ballet compostitions, some Beethoven, and I really love Holst's Planets.
Books: I also read. I have too many science textbooks, and a butt-ton of different translations of old Greek stuff. I heart Robert Fagles. As far as fiction goes, I read a lot of mystery/suspense/thrillers, mainstream fiction, and the good old classics. I am sad that John Updike passed away. My daughter is named after Louisa May Alcott. There's more, but I'm scared to go into detail after the whole music part... -check out teamnerdbooks
Writing: I mostly write fanfic at the moment, but I did NaNoWriMo '08 and now have a total of 3 novels started and abandoned. I have written a few poems and some short fiction but it's bad, so you won't see it. I have an outline for a play based on "The Odyssey" that plagues me daily when i think about it - because I'm blocked on it, not because it's bad. Not yet, anyway...
Fanfic: Pretty exclusively Veronica Mars (Logan/Veronica) Heroes (Sylar/Elle) and now Dollhouse but who knows, I might branch out one day. I definitely read many more characters/pairings than I write.
Other LJ crap: i co-mod a VM mass rewatch comm - vm_redux! go check it out! you know you wanna.
Misc crap: other things I enjoy include but are not limited to: purple, office supplies, candy, makeup, the beach, hot weather, my local record store, my local used books store, flowers, animals, Mother Earth News Magazine, Paste Magazine c. 2004/2005, curry-based cuisine, chocolate, sushi, vintage clothing, shoes, reality dance contest shows, the Organic Gardening magazine website, the slow food movement, community gardening, live band shows, hummus, Firefly vodka, Hollandaise sauce, serial text messaging, disproportionately competitive board games, charitywater.org: