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.
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. But really, I could
actually use some more recommendations for contemporary
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.