When I have time I tend to look for must-read works of literature
or non-fiction: my last few; "Confederacy of Dunces", "Arcadia",
and "Homicide: Life on the Street". Also, quite a bit of George R.
R. Martin's work.
Among my favorite movies are: Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Big
Fish (2003), Departures (2008), Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010),
and Bad Education (2004). Really, I'll watch anything with good
ratings at Rotten Tomatoes
My favorite TV shows of all time are: I, Claudius (1976), The Wire
(2002), Rome (2005), North and South (2004), The West Wing (1999),
and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). The Food Network deserves
an honorable mention since it single-handedly weaned me off TV (I'm
powerless against cooking shows)!
My favorite pandoraOne stations are Classical, Opera, Soprano,
Blues, and Salsa/Merengue/Bachata. But when I'm in the dancing
mood, I play my collection of top 40 dance hits in Spanish and
English; containing classics like La Lambada
For food, I like to check out Yelp/Urbanspoon and visit the
hole-in-the-wall-family-owned restaurants with great ratings. But I
never get tired of Mexican Taco truck treats, and if time permits
(and I'm in the mood) I'll make one of my favorite authentic
Mexican dishes at home.