Gandhi would say I am cool as a cucumber. My job is a means to an end; I'm a work to live kind of guy. My philosophy is to remember what's important in this temporary endeavor and try to enjoy the ride.
What really motivates me are new experiences, whether it be traveling to new cities, new outdoor activities, visiting old friends, seeing my next music show or whatever. In between those, I can still geek out about the next comic book movie, my current favorite TV show or the next xbox.
Random things: I will read the latest in theoretical physics and pretend I understand what I am reading. I'm a dog person without a dog. I got a secret ingredient to make the best grilled cheese sandwich.