Read good books, eat good food, know good people. It's a solid philosophy.
I teach history courses. My lecture slides are top notch. One student thanked me by saying no teacher had ever made him read so much.
I cook a lot and I cook well. I eat at restaurants less and less as I find I cook better than most of them. Alas, I don't have the counter space to bake things. Seriously, it's like a postage stamp of room. I can barely dice an onion on my counter. My most dangerous kitchen implement is my mandolin.
Most of my life choices are made for the benefit of my cat.
Music: Everything that can be said by some dudes with a couple guitars, a bass, and a drumkit has been said.
Like all good humans, I love the "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack.
Movies: Don't ask me about how many times I've watched Master and Commander.
TV: The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, Mr Robot, etc. Lots of great stuff out there these days.
Food: Hey, Good Luck is pretty great, right?
1.) Books. I love to read. I'm lucky to have reached a point in my life where I can fully indulge that.
2.) Coffee. I love that Rochester has a pretty good coffeeshop culture.
3.) The internet. It's wonderful.
4.) My pen. You never know when you have to write something down.
5.) My cat. She's the chillest bro-cat ever.
6.) Music. It pleases my ears.
Corollary, why I'm still in Rochester.