I've got two cats, a sense for the ridiculousness, and an obsessive love of music, mostly prog.
My idea of a life: intriguing conversations, time with family, dinner parties, the occasional weekend trip or longer vacation, reading, learning, watching documentaries and worthwhile movies and television, cooking every so often, and watching Ina Garten. Oh, and now Criminal Minds.
Books about finance: anything by Peter Lynch. History: currently A World Undone. Classic novels: I suppose The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises. Don't read all that much fiction--there's too much nonficiton to learn.
Music, that's a passion. Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Marillion, Radiohead, U2, Porcupine Tree, some classical, and lots of musicals. But I can sort of listen to Lady GaGa or the like. Madonna's good, too.
Food, just about anything except oatmeal.
Hot and Sour Soup.
My Top 10 CDs.
The Golden Girls.
(On a bad family day, please swap #6 with #1.)