I like serious books and silly films and going to the odd gig (and yeah, some of them have been pretty odd).
Nice to meet you.
Learning languages. Reviewing the languages I already know but don't speak often. Practicing them in the countries where they're spoken.
Recently determined that scotch (14 year old Oban) goes pretty well with Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. Who knew?
Languages. I'd like to add a few more to this list, too. I once spent a few weeks trying to learn Finnish from a book, but gave up when it was pointed out to me that the Finns all speak English. Duolingo and Mango are among the most-used apps on my phone.
That or my eyes.
Movies: Star Wars; High Fidelity; Austin Powers; Rushmore (any early Wes Anderson); The Dark Knight; Office Space; Orange County; the Big Lebowski. I also always have time for stuff like Back to the Future or Alien/Aliens. More recently, Interstellar
TV: the Simpsons, the Wire, the West Wing, Arrested Development, Community, Silicon Valley, Blackadder, Fringe, Firefly, ST:TNG, Deutschland '83. Not sure if I loved Mr Robot, necessarily, but it was mesmerizing (and had an amazing soundtrack).
Music: I like good music regardless of genre, but favorites are mainly in the alternative/indie rock sphere: the Smiths, Britpop, Scott Walker, Magnetic Fields, 80s New Wave, etc. Also have a healthy appreciation for the likes of Johnny Cash, Jean Sibelius and Miles Davis. If you're friends with P, then you're friends with me.
Food: sushi; buffalo wings; NY-style pizza; In'N'Out; carne asada soft tacos; curries (Indian, Thai, Malay, you name it); Chinese teas of all kinds
Three-act plot structure. Transition from Act 1 to Act 2, or Act 2 to Act 3 (that's the one I really have trouble with).
Whether or not I can tetris the books I just got into the rapidly diminishing space on my bookshelves. Or if I should stop buying books and just go to the library instead?
Otherwise, plotting the overthrow of tyranny. Plus burritos.
EDIT: Just got back from New York in April, and confirmed this is still accurate.
You don't have Ayn Rand in your profile.
You want to share a pithy observation, on any subject.
Or, possibly, you've realized that what's missing from your life is someone who can find a Simpsons quote for any occasion.