Outside of academic stuff, I'm really into music. I play sax, guitar, and bass.
Going on tangents. In addition to being a trivia junkie (when I was little I wanted to be on Jeopardy when I grew up), I've been lucky enough to have some pretty cool experiences, been to awesome places, and seen a lot of interesting stuff.
Favorite bands: Coheed and Cambria, Cynic, Mono, Dave Brubek Quartet. If you desperately need to know what I'm listening to, my Last.fm profile is linked above.
In general, I'll listen to damn near anything, but my favorites tend towards jazz and rock.
I read a lot of history books (and ones about historiography), and way too many journal articles. Usually they're about nationalism or (post)colonialism, and lately I've been reading a lot about subaltern studies.
Fiction: Favorites include Ender's Game, Cryptonomicon, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. I also have a crippling addiction to shitty Dan Brown/David Baldacci type of thrillers.
I really like documentaries. The last few I've really like are Last Days Here, Outrage, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Fictional favorites include 12 Monkeys, Pan's Labyrinth, Donnie Darko, Zoolander, Dial M for Murder, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Shows: Archer, Game of Thrones, HIMYM, BSG, Chuck, Midsomer Murders, The Vicar of Dibley
Also, Shakespeare. My favorites are Macbeth (especially the Roman Polanski adaptation), Much Ado About Nothing, and the Tempest (I played Caliban in a stage production in middle school and have been irrationally attached to the play since). Honorable mentions to Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night for having the best puns involving slang about genitals in all of English literature. Seriously, Shakespeare had a filthy sense of humor.
Interesting things to read.
Better ways to produce intellectual sounding bullshit (see above).
Why the dryer keeps eating my socks.
You want to make music.
You have book recommendations. Seriously.
You're into esoteric bullshit and liberal arts degrees.