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Favorite TV Shows:
Mad Men
Schitt’s Creek
Everybody Loves Raymond
The Golden Girls
Frasier
Breaking Bad
Beverly Hills 90210
Friday Night Lights
The Office
Parks & Recreation

Favorite Movies:
The Birdcage
Jurassic Park
Clueless
Home Alone
The Breakfast Club
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The Hangover
Pretty Woman
That Thing You Do!
While You Were Sleeping

Favorite Disney/Pixar Movies:
Toy Story [entire series]
Beauty & the Beast
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin
The Princess & the Frog
Finding Nemo
Coco
Sleeping Beauty

Favorite Books:
Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level
The Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and Dark Side of Cute
The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A Woman is No Man
Harry Potter [entire series]

Favorite Songs:
Graceland by Paul Simon
The Look by Roxette
One Headlight by the Wallflowers
In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer
Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Forever Young by Rod Stewart
Mary Jane’s Last Dance by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Favorite Disney Attractions:
Peter Pan’s Flight
Haunted Mansion
Mad Tea Party
People Mover
Big Thunder Mountain
Pirates of the Caribbean
Great Movie Ride (RIP)
Toy Story Mania
Spaceship Earth
it’s a small world

Favorite Foods: 
Steak, medium rare
All forms of potato (except sweet)
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Long John donuts
Mom’s tuna casserole
Caprese salad
Tacos
Pineapple (and pineapple Dole Whip)
Waffles (bonus points if Mickey-shaped)
Everything bagels
Mozzarella sticks
Chocolate-vanilla twist soft-serve
Any and all home-cooked meals by my dad

Favorite Simple Things:
Good brandy old fashioned sour with olives or Brussels sprouts
The glow and nostalgia of Christmas lights
Rainbow sprinkles
A bouquet of balloons (bonus points if Mickey-shaped)
Fresh sheets on the bed
Euphoria after a good workout
The excitement of booking a vacation
A day with no plans or obligations
Spotting a rainbow
The smell of home on Thanksgiving
Irish exiting an event or gathering
October and everything about it
Coming home at the end of the day and seeing my sweet Sadie
Summer nights, with no wind, no bugs, and clear skies
Watching big snowflakes fall
The joy of still being able to return to my childhood home