Films! Quite a variety, and I'm attempting to work through some of the 'classic' recent films and learning to appreciate cinema techniques.
Music: I'm always hopping between artists on Spotify. But maybe some Alt-J, The Books, Bowie, Bonnie Tyler, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Prince, Bob Dylan, Low, British Sea Power, Radiohead, The Fiery Furnaces, Godspeed YBE, Kate Bush, Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens, Aphex Twin, Grimes and such.
I have a shitty memory for books I have read and usually flit between a few fiction and non-fiction at a time. So off the top of my head; Iain (M) Banks, Gaiman, Kazuo Ishiguro, D.Adams, Pratchett, Philip K Dick. I'm told that I ought to read the more recent Margaret Atwood books. I also like dipping into poetry, and keep on buying the 'Poems of the decade' collection of recent poetry for friends. I like Philip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy because they are quite wistful. And concise.
Boardgames, party games, role-play games and computer games are all great.
I love the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and the Prince Charles cinema. I read The Economist (for the articles, not necessarily because I absolutely agree with the politics or that I follow anything financial).
- Hot drinks
- To-do list and calendar
- Something to read
- My pin-up collection of ticket stubs
or rather more abstractly:
"Why has that thing evolved like *that*?
Although I frequently go out to things around town, I have a terrible habit of sometimes just sitting in and binge-watching 'Would I lie to you?' and similar shows.