Third person aside, I'm constantly learning (which is good, since that's substantial parts of my job), am inspired by intelligent discussion and debate, and dig finding new places. The world has amazing hidden spots in it, and I am thrilled when I find them.
I'm from Texas, but I moved to Chicago a couple of years after I fell in love with it on a trip. I love it here. To quote a friend, it's like living in a vacation.
In my spare time, I tell stories and I go out geocaching; my handle there is PandaChic.
It's a triviality, yes. The longer answer is: I'm good at everything I do.
Books: Stranger in a Strange Land is the book that changed my life. I reread it every couple of years, and always take something new from it.
Movies: It varies; I'm not sure if I have a favorite. I'm not a fan of comedies, but I do enjoy dark humor, and I don't enjoy torture movies at all, and will walk out of them.
Music: My current favorite is probably The Mountain Goats. Music isn't really my life - it's more the background soundtrack for my life.
Podcasts: This American Life, by far. I am a fangirl for Ira Glass. Like, for real - he showed up in my Christmas letter.
Food: Real food varies, and I can usually find something on just about any menu - I totally have a sweet tooth though.
TV Shows: I tend to watch police procedurals (although not Law and Order and those sorts), and scifi shows.
1. Home. Wherever home is. The definition changes.
2. Entertainment. Whether this be a book, a conversation, media, etc.
3. Some sort of access portal to the internet.
4. My dog, Ella. She's a 10 lb papillon I rescued about five years ago.
5. Living. Too many people live to work - I work to live.
6. A goal in mind, professional or personal.
Most months, my bike is also high on the "It would be very inconvenient if I didn't have it" list. In the off months (eg, January and February) my CTA card probably replaces my bike on the list.
So if that's you (you two?) as well, send a message. Conversation starter if you need one: I'm interested in the books that change peoples' lives. Tell me what book changed yours.