I wake wondering what creative people, places and ideas I might encounter today. That and waking up to C-SPAN radio and hearing how Congressmen are muddling along can get anyone out of bed (either out of desire to fix it or freaking out over what a mess it is out there...)
And on the side working on a film project about DC's punk community for the 80's.
And movies- Tampopo by Juzo Itami, Black Cat White Cat by Emir Kusturica, After Life by Hirokazu Koreeda. Constantly adding to this list. In terms of TV, binged watch Orange is the New Black...
But my first love is live theater- especially playful unconventional experimental sorts- the kind where you can happily include your friend who's a painter as a performer and have a solo cello performance be the "voice" of that scene.
Music can range from o' timey country to electronica to funk- can go on about this as well. Currently satisfying my new music fix with Newtown radio.
And can happily spend a day gathering food- starting with breakfast at a new bakery, a snack from another favorite spot and then dinner at a restaurant I've been curious about or take away from the hot bar at the small Latino grocery store in the hood with some amazing smelling stewed shrimp. I come from a family that enjoys exploring through food- my ideal trip involves visiting some place with an exciting creative vibe with good food.
writing implements and paper
good friends and good humor (even the ice cream will do!)