And since the last planmaking point man in my friend group got sidetracked by the adorable time sucks that are children, trying to find what's exciting for when everyone gets together.
(Okay. That's a bit of a cheat. A lot of the above comes when I give somebody a funny look and say "you've never read/seen/played/heard X?")
That, and getting into other perspectives. Given a bit of time and nothing throwing me off-balance, I can get a fairly solid idea where somebody else is coming from. It may not be a right or even a healthy place, but at least I can find the angles from where things do look like they say.
Last watched: iZombie. Sharp, snappy dialogue makes me happy. (And currently thinking far too deeply on the fact that Doctor Who characters canonically watch Buffy.) Otherwise, I'm pretty easy to peg; comedy news, British sci-fi, and PBS YouTube channels fill my time. If I sound smart, it's all thanks to them.
Last listened to: Whatever was on the radio. You can't go wrong with the unselfconscious 80s, but I'm the contrast point that lets everybody else say that they love music.
Last ate: Rice pudding. Because sometimes after a rough day you should make yourself a treat.
Water/sunlight/physical activity. All three are vital energy-givers. Missing out on any of the above quickly makes things feel sluggish and dull.
Good conversation/TV/movies/books. Actually, let's just file this all under "things that broaden my horizons". Things that force me to constantly adapt and evaluate are good things.
My phone. Which actually stays in my pocket most of the time, but earns a spot just for how handy it is when I want to wind down before bed/boot up after waking up.
Modern western medicine. I'm not a pretty picture without.
Reading or out for a walk. Summer only lasts so long, and sometimes the simplest pleasures are the best.
And at risk of seriously dating myself - because if I don't, who else will - the same thing I try to do every night. Try and take over the world.
You can make up a good story about how we met. Not because there's anything wrong with meeting on the internet, but because you're good with wacky stories.
You want to swap book/movie/series recommendations. Oftentimes the best part of getting really into something is getting other people into it so you can geek out together.