I fail a lot. I think it's okay to fail, as long as I learn something from it, and do better next time. The important thing is to keep trying.
I am not an intellectual. I tried to be for a long time because I have a lot of respect for intellectualism, but it's not for me. I'm an administrator at best, a technician at worst, and I'm fine with that. These things are also useful.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and The Door Into Summer by Heinlein
Wheel of Time series by Jordan
A Song of Ice and Fire by Martin
Magic: The Gathering
Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder
House of Cards
Future Card Buddyfight
Seriously, Future Card Buddyfight. Dat theme song.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The Mars Volta
Andrew Jackson Jihad
XTC <- Current favorite
Magic Sound Fabric
Indian food, especially curries
Sriracha sauce (It can go on anything)
Blackberries and raspberries (Especially frozen)
3. Water (And not just for the whole living thing, I seriously drink a ridiculous amount of water, and soda or juice won't do.)
4. Things to learn
5. My vision
You shamelessly watch cartoons.