Books: Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Inner Game of Tennis, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, I am Charlotte Simmons, Duck Duck Wally, Philosphy and the Return to Self Knowledge, The Tender Bar, Murder Machine, Killing Pablo, Dark Alliance (I'm a fan of investigative journalism.) I just labored through The Fountainhead (a "gift" from my sister.) Good character development/depth and themes/ideas but I don't find it to be life changing (sorry Paul Ryan.)
Movies: I've been rewatching the Karate Kid a lot recently. I have decided that it is pure genius. John Avildsen's 1984 masterpiece, beautifully shot, it is simultaneously a period piece capturing an innocent look and feel of 1980's San Fernando Valley and a heart-warming, coming-of-age/underdog story of a young boy and his relationship with his mentor in the face of adversity. Ralph Macchio, Elisabeth Shue and Pat Morita as well as William Zabka and Martin Kove turn in wonderful perfomances. The well placed 80's songs from Survivor, Bananorama, Commuter and Joe Esposito interspersed between Bill Conti's instrumental score featuring heroic pan flute solos by Gheorge Zamfir make the soundtrack for this film awesome. Some other films I enjoy: Rules of Attaction, Godfather Part 1 and 2, Goodfellas, Casino (Mob movies are like comfort food for the eyes for me), Trainspotting, Shawshank Redemption, Rounders, Boogie Nights, Rocky II, Star Trek II, CaddyShack, 24 hour party people, Cocktail, Rudy, State of Grace, Point Break, Shindler's List, Pulp Fiction (most films by Tarantino really), The French Connection, Serpico and Saturday Night Fever.
Shows: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Bill Maher, Boardwalk Empire, Man v. Food (Adam Richman was a fraternity brother of mine in college), Planet Earth, CBS Sunday Morning (Charles Osgood is the man), Meet the Press and 60 minutes.
Food: I'm always up for trying new places, and I enjoy a good meal. Some of my favorite cuisines: sushi/japanese, thai, italian, steak, spanish, mexican and seafood.
3) A pool (I swim laps almost every morning)
4) The sun
5) My law degree (without which I am in a lot of trouble)