I've come to realize I'd like to raise a family, with a complementary partner. Not in a hurry, but one of these days. I've no doubt I'd be a good father. I have so many little things ---like how to burp and then blow it in grandma's face--- that I could impart upon a little spongy mind.
For the most part I'm laid back guy, though I can be rather stubborn. Reckon the stubbornness is what makes me persistent and successful in my work. Pairing with stubborn, I am eternally patient. But I give the benefit of the doubt, expect the better of others, and am generally optimistic. I'd rather get occasionally screwed over than have to continually be on guard against everyone.
My favorite reads of the past few years have been Stiff by Mary Roach and The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. But honestly, I find I end up with a good technical paper or book for my leisure reading more often than not.
Radiolab, This American Life, The Moth.
I cut my teeth on classic rock and Weird Al with some metal influence from the older brother. These days my appreciation for music is wide ranging. Lately it's been somafm, wvum, or a songify when I'm working and the likes of Wilco, Beatles, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Fats Waller, Spoon, Springsteen, The White Stripes, etc. at other times.