I love music, and play the clarinet family, sax family, am a tenor with a decent baritone bottom end, and play a bit of piano and pipe organ (mainly for composition). I transcribe and compose music, and love jazz, blues and classical, some rock. I'll listen to about anything though not as fond of hip hop and rap.
I also like to write.
I feel the Bern.
I enjoy spending time with my friends (now really, who doesn't?), whether it's playing board games or crawling through Ape Cave up on Mt St Helens.
Music, natch :) Give me a clarinet, a saxophone or a keyboard and I'll play you something nice, I promise :)
Video games. Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Civilization 4 and WoW.
Oh, and depending on the setting, that I've got some Instrument of Unusual Size (the contrabass clarinet or some keyless variant I've constructed...).
Regarding music, I gravitate to classical. I can't even begin to say which composer is my favourite, though Mozart, Brahms and Copland are not in my Top 10 (and my Top 10 has more than 10 composer in it, including the likes of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, and a few modern ones only band geeks and classical die-hards will know). But I do very much enjoy other genres of music; I simply don't go out of my way to listen to it. Major soft-spot for symphonies. I do have most of Pat Metheny's (fusion jazz) albums. And saw him and his ensemble live in 2005 at the Roseland!
This is one of those areas where it can devolve into a list all too easily. So... Firefly (and Serenity), Men in Black, Star Wars (Timothy Zahn's novels especially), Dune (I even enjoy aspects of both film adaptions), Idiocracy, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Fifth Element, Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum (was in the pit orchestra for that, and there was a special addition the last night that made the musical a favorite of mine), Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Shrek (the book, though the movie was excellent), Shakespear, Amélie, Harry Potter, Hitchhiker's Guide, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs...
A good story
--you enjoy yourself.
--you simply want to.
--you're lost and need directions.