One thing I wouldn't want to live without is my horse, Renny. Or horses in general.
One of my favorite books is Sometimes a great notion, by Ken Kesey. I've just started The path to power, by Robert Caro. I have books that I've started in different locations - near the bed, at work, the breakfast table. Reading is, for me, like breathing.
I watch a lot of TV series - finally watching The Sopranos from start to finish. Whoa. Double whoa. Breaking Bad was truly an addiction. And Justified keeps me entertained. I was, and am, a Joss Whedon devotee.
My boyfriend and I watch a lot of foreign films. One of our most recent was The Great Beauty which was so beautiful and mesmerizing that I did not want it to end.
I'm a very considerate guest. Part of my upbringing. Always leave the place in better shape than you found it, if that's possible.
I travel with a carry on bag, a back pack, running shoes, and shades. And some lipstick.
I like really, really, I mean really good coffee, and fresh, delicious vegetarian food. Unless Dan, my son, is fixing the meat. Then I will make an exception. He worked hard in the kitchen, and he's an excellent cook.
My motto is groom as you would be groomed.