Other than that, I strive for excellence in anything I really commit to. I'm sort of a competitive person in that way. Someone I admire once said that excellence in anything is a very attractive quality, and I agree with that.
"...That act of the Spartan boy is greatly praised,
Who hid the wolf under his cloak,
Letting it devour him, uncomplainingly.
It is braver, I think, to snatch the wolf forth
And fight him openly, even in the street,
Amid dust and howls of pain.
The tongue may be an unruly member-
But silence poisons the soul.
Berate me who will- I am content."
I listen to a lot of classical when I'm alone, but I can get excited about anything.
Favorite movie's always a tough one. Invisible Man, with Claude Rains is pretty good. It's hard to be legitimately intimidating in black and white, but he pulls it off in spades. More recently, Snowpiercer was fantastic. I'm trying to see more movies. I really need to see Zero Theorem, I always like Cristoph Waltz's work. He was amazing in this movie called Carnage.
I don't watch alot of TV. Breaking Bad was a masterpiece.
I like food. I've been called a "meat & potatoes" kinda guy.
That isn't to say I don't know my way around the city. If I'm out with someone, I'll show them a great restaurant, a great bar, improv theater or something. There's something for everyone in LA.
Also message me if you're a pastrami sandwich on rye. I've never met a pastrami sandwich on rye I didn't like.