Books. Too many to name (I read a lot and have a library numbering
in the thousands). I favor:
---Stranger in a StrangeLand, Hobbit, E.E. Smith novels, David
Weber series, Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series, etc. Lackey's
Companion world, McCaffey's Dragonworld,
---Sherlock Holmes is top but like Anne Perry's Monk, Alexander
McCall's First Lady Detecive Agency, etc.
--Great stoies introducing me to other cultures (gee! maybe that is
a clue to my interest in SciFi)
--History and Biographies. More lmited but includes
War of 1812 (which wasn't if you are British), science
Movies. Follows my book interest although my favorite movies tend
to not be adaptions or, at least, took the story to a different
level such as some of the Marvel adaptions.
--Meg Ryan/Julie Roberts/Sandra Bullock
--Folk songs, especially the ballads
--Light and classical jazz
--Many classics, especially with modern interpretations like the
--Mannheim Steamrollers (yeh, its elevator music but, at the time,
it strectched and refreshed.)
--Some blues and soul
--Great Bands dance music or modern variations.
-- Stir Fry cooking, especially when I reach into the frig and
build something based on what's there.
-- BBQ especially Memphis/Kansas City but some Texas
--Seafood, especially invertebrae but also Mahi/Mahi, Trout, and
Sashmi grade tuna