Music: Normally I'd say classical music, but then I'd have to
explain why most "classical" music isn't really "classical",
so...let's just say Brahms. And always lots of Ravel and Debussy.
And a lot of
Radio Shows: This American Life, Radio Lab, Wait Wait Don't Tell
Me, New Yorker Fiction podcast, Selected Shorts, the Freakonomics
Books: The Elements of Style, short fiction by authors appearing on
the above podcasts, Super Sad True Love Story. (I always appreciate
recommendations for contemporary-ish fiction.)
Art: 16th century Dutch still life in particular; painting in
general. Also Alex Calder and Claes Oldenburg/
Shows: Seinfeld, Downton Abbey, How I Met Your Mother, Mad
Food: My number favorites are El Castillo burritos and
Burgermeister (best burgers in the city... I've gotten into
arguments over them). Besides that I'm discovering French food (I
think Absinthe is my favorite restaurant in the city) and I like
Drink: Tough one. I'm torn between a nice wine and a gin and tonic.
And then there's scotch. Mmmm.
Other things I nerd out on: Public transportation, air travel,
furniture and interior design, nice clothes and shoes, art, liberal
arts schools, early music, new music, orchestral scores, high
quality musical instruments, wanting to be in a band, organ music,
light rail, software, violin concertos, word-smithing, how to be a
better writer, how to be a better public speaker, my public persona
on Twitter (it's work related)... wow, that's a lot of stuff.