For relaxation I tend to curl up with a video game. Which genre depends on my mood. More interested in the gameplay and story than the latest graphics, which sorta says a lot about me in general.
I also enjoy Role Playing Games (PnP), and various board games. Those tend to depend a lot less on the game, and a lot more on the other players.
I enjoy a good story, whether that's text, film, or game. Sometimes I pick my favourites apart so much people might think I dislike them, but it's more that my inclination when I really enjoyed a movie/book/etc. is to figure out WHY. What was it I liked? Were there subtle things the author did that helped my enjoyment? I love knowing enough about what goes into making a good movie/etc. to really appreciate when it's done well, though I have no interest in taking on that role myself.
I enjoy music (though I don't normally listen to it), and tend to have a decent ear. I've been in choir, played clarinet, flute, and even viola. Haven't played the clarinet and flute in a while though, they're gathering dust. When a gathering includes Rock Band I tend to gravitate straight for the mic until I'm hoarse. I'm pretty sure my friends would tell me if they'd rather I put the mic down, at least I hope they would.
Religion wise I was raised Jewish. Now I'm sorta Jewish Agnosto-Athiest Deist sorta thing. Though I still don't eat pork or shellfish.
Well, ideally, between jobs at the moment. Background's in Physics. I just love learning about the stuff that goes on 'behind the scenes' and how things work, including the universe.
Ok, well, I tend to understand technical/logical things well. I think visually, so while I might be able to easily navigate having looked at a map once beforehand, if you asked me any street names I'd be stumped.
I tend to delve into the details of what I'm doing. If it's a game, I want to know the rules and how they're interacting. I can play it either taking advantage of how things work or not, but I prefer it to be by choice, rather than ignorance.
"The beard" was out almost before I finished asking the question.
Style has varied from nonexistant to "Grizzly Adams." I'm currently tending towards "trimmed short, edges grow where they grow." Beardless just tends to feel odd, as in "look in the mirror and it doesn't look like me even after a few months" odd.
Books: Ok, top of the list has to be most anything Pratchett. I love the Discworld series. Also on the list needs to be Asimov, general Science Fiction, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn), and Jim Butcher (Hmm, Dresden Files or Codex Alera, tough choice).
Movies it's generally action/suspense. Sometimes I want something deep, that will make me question how I see the world, and sometimes I want explosions and sound in space. Most recently standing out I've enjoyed the recent Marvel superhero movies, but Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows takes the cake. It helps that I'm a strong Sherlock fan anyway, and enjoy the various takes on the classic stories.
Music: I tend to have eclectic tastes in music. Dislike the same genre for long stretches. I really don't go out of my way to listen to music much. When driving I turn to the oldies station, might put on Queen or Styx on my iPod when shopping. My ear tends to have a soft spot for Klezmer.
Food: Meat, potatoes, and chilies. I don't tend to do much fancy (most complex recipe is approx.: take meat, put in oven with mixed veggies, cook until done). I enjoy spicy food, love a good salsa, but I'm not a fan of heat just for heat sake. I like to be able to taste my food. So while I enjoy spicy food, it's possible to go too far.
My computer (it's my primary link to friends across the state and country, and bills etc., aside from entertainment value)
Books books and more books.
A few more books.
Sleep. Been there, been sleep deprived no matter how much I slept (see below). It sucks.
Food and water. Ok, not just in the obvious, when I'm hungry/thirsty I tend to get grumpy and snippy.
One: I'm horrible with names of people/places/things. It's really frustrating. It's basically as if in my mental filing system, the labels tend to fall off. Most annoying is the impression this can give others. I might have been chatting with someone, know what they like to do, job, etc. Name? No clue, and that makes it seem that I wasn't paying attention at all. I was, just a lot of the time names do NOT stick for me unless they're written (again, I tend to be visually inclined, so when I see the name it sticks better than when I hear it).
Two: I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, so I wear a pressurized air mask when I sleep. If I don't, my throat tends to close and I stop breathing, which really disrupts my sleep cycle (felt like a sleepwalking zombie in Grad School until I was diagnosed). Oh, and sleeping without the mask causes me to snore.