(None of these are in any kind of order.)
Books - "Gone with the Wind," "The Lion in Winter," "Wicked," "A Short History of Nearly Everything," almost any royal biography, "Running with Scissors," "Dry," almost any European history book, cookbooks, the occasional comic book.
Movies - "The Queen," "Weekend," "Truth or Dare," "Queen Christina," "The Hangover," "Ninotchka," "Camille," "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," "Beautiful Thing," Emma," "Chocolat," "Clueless," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Sliding Doors," "Rear Window," "The Philadelphia Story," "Postcards from the Edge," "War of the Roses," "Charade," "Mary Poppins," "Gone with the Wind," "Overboard," "9 to 5," Desperately Seeking Susan," "Her Majesty Mrs. Brown," "Stage Door," "Bringing Up Baby," "Sense and Sensibility," "Wait Until Dark," "Desk Set," "Two for the Road," "Auntie Mame," "Adam's Rib."
TV - I'm a little out of the loop. However - "Arrested Development," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "My So-Called Life," "Mad About You," "Popular," any French & Saunders, "Golden Girls," "Downton Abbey," "Modern Family."
Music - Scissor Sisters, The Ballet, Madonna, Patrick Wolf, Geographer, Blondie, Vampire Weekend, Erasure, Kisses, REM, Mobius Band, Morrissey, The Beatles, The Smiths, Hidden Cameras, Coconut Records, Depeche Mode, and it's starting to look like I'm going to love the Sounds of Arrows album when it comes out. (Ed note: It's out now. I do love it.)
Food - french fries - skinny-type, marinara sauce, salad(s) - all sorts, pizza - NJ/NYC-style, a good steak, Pho is like a dream in a bowl, grits, collard greens and hush puppies, thanks to my Southern mom, salami, cheeses, scones with clotted cream...uh...am I supposed to be doing this by ethnicity, e.g. "Thai," and so forth? Huh. Any cuisine is fine by me: my dislikes come mostly in two, unfortunately large, categories - seafood and mushrooms. Never met a fungus I didn't dislike, and if it lived in water, no matter what kind of water, no matter whether or not it has or had a shell, I am not going to find it tasty. I find it a bit annoying to be honest - kind of counts out an awful lot of food options - and if they invented a magical "Make Seafood Tasty" pill, I'd definitely take it.
My kid blanket. Yes, I still have it. I still use it. Not Linus-style. In a practical way. It's a big blanket. It's good for naps. Plus, I've had it since I was, like, one.
My father's St. Christopher medal/necklace. I'm not religious, it's just that it was my dad's. Not complicated.
My sense of humour.
Six things? Who came up with this number? Oye. Moving on...
Christmas. I'm a total Christmas head. Love it.
I think I'm done. For now, anyway. (I think I over thought this one. It happens.)
I also spend a ton of time thinking about the second question here. Probably more than I do the above jag about all the stuff in the world.