Sweets, bread, and coffee. Basically, coffeeshops are heaven. I
spend a lot of time mad-science cooking. Quiches, tea, fried rice,
dumplings, lasagna... I could go on. And on. And on. Baking bread
is becoming a big deal for me.
I read topical non-fiction, science fiction, and textbooks.
Anything with a good story arc and strong characters, or where I'll
learn something cool. This also applies to movies. So, fun, or
thinky, or both. Some particularly important ones: Star Wars (only
the real trilogy), I Heart Huckabees, Ender's Game, Snow Crash, Fun
Home, Y: The Last Man, Scott Pilgrim, Omnivore's Dilemma. Or
anything with tons of science pictures (graphs count).
Games, because they're also a legitimate medium of art: Portal,
Bastion, Final Fantasy, Persona, a bunch of others. Earthbound.
Borderlands 2 is depriving me of sleep lately.
I really miss theatre, and I'm fervently thinking of ways to make
it part of my life again. As far as music goes, a lot of game
music, orchestral and electronic pop stuff, but I'll listen to
everything. Anamanaguchi, Yoko Shimomura, El Ten Eleven, and a
bunch of others.
I stay up to date with the world by watching Jon Stewart on The
Daily Show. That and Google News.