Books: For fiction, I like sci-fi and fantasy (some humor is always
good too). Some favorites are Ender's Game, Hyperion, Dune, Game of
Thrones, and Hitchhiker's Guide. I probably read more non-fiction
though. Most anything in the sciences, sociology, philosophy,
psychology, etc. Sagan is a long time favorite.
Movies: I like most movies that are generally considered "good". I
guess I prefer movies with depth and some sort of strangeness or
unique quality to them. Kubrick, Tarantino, Lynch, etc.
Food: Does awesome beer count? I love to cook and I love all sorts
of food. At one time I considered going to culinary school, but
decided it would take the fun out of cooking. Indian food is
awesome. Anything with a tasty sauce, really. Oh, and a good
barbecue is always awesome.
Music: I like all sorts of genres. However, I usually stick to the
more underground and experimental side of things. I love stuff that
brings together different genres, typically with unusual song
I'll list some bands that I've been listening to a lot lately:
Savages, Boards of Canada, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, The
Dodos, Sonic Youth, Boredoms, Velvet Underground, Iron & Wine,
Tom Waits, Yo La Tengo