Beyond that, I love learning about other cultures ...really, in another life, I'd be an anthropologist. I was pretty tempted in this one! I still love learning about religion and folk beliefs - especially old-school beliefs in magic. People have believed some pretty amazing stuff, and while I don't buy into any of it, almost all of it is really cool.
But even more than that, I like finding information and helping other people find it. It's like the best parts of being a detective combined with an excuse to learn about practically any subject!
I also spend a lot of time writing or researching topics for my writing. Job hunting has kept me from being able to write too much lately, but usually I'm reading history or writing about it.
I'm also pretty awesome at making gyro. Not too many other kinds of food, but gyro? Gyro I have handled.
And I'm amazing at finding information. You want to know something? If I can't find it, I can at least find out where to find it. I've spent my whole life doing this - helping my dad with his ghost hunting research, helping track down old books, helping friends find new things they'd like to read or play. It's fun!
I'm really into shows like Person of Interest or Leverage, too, though I have a horrible habit of stopping watching shows halfway into their run for some reason. Cleverness and humor are important in my entertainment - well, or being dumb enough to be funny. I'd say my absolute favorite TV show, though, is the first season of The Genius - it's a Korean show about very smart people playing deceptively simple games. Oh, and kung fu movies. I love watching some well-choreographed martial arts. (My personal favorites change pretty often, but Drunken Master, Ip Man and Crouching Tiger are all up there.)
I also enjoy bad movies in general, the goofier the better.
Music-wise, I've been listening to some old swing jazz lately, some 80s ballads, and whatever Spotify decides to throw at me. Other than that, my tastes are rather eclectic - I just listen to things I happen to find, and have relatively little ability to speak knowledgeably about music.
Computers - without them, my work would be impossible.
My family, definitely. They've helped me out a lot.
Libraries - I love 'em. Same with bookstores, but I'd really call them variants on the same theme. They're amazing places just to be in.
Dogs - I couldn't own one in my apartment, and I never realized how much I missed my family's dog until then.
And last, weird facts. I don't know what I'd do if I were to run out of new, weird tidbits to learn. Fortunately, that doesn't seem likely any time in the next century.
Other than that? Trying to make the communities of my hobbies more friendly and accepting. It's not much, but every little bit helps, right? Some of my friends got me thinking about this and I haven't really wanted to stop.
Oh yeah - and what silly faux-period outfit is most interesting to look at. (For my money, it's usually swashbuckling and big, feathery hats.)
Really, any reason is fine.