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.
Although for the Potterites out there, I do have to say that Dresden is easily the superior wizarding Harry.
TV/MOVIES: At the moment, I actually watch more Youtube than anything else. (Expect this to change when iZombie is on the air again, but you're asking near the summer slump.) The big watches are comedy news (Oliver and Bee fighting over the top spot since we lost Stewart), and PBS videos (helping me sound much smarter than I actually am).
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 have an apocalypse survival plan that - and this is important - doesn't involve the reanimated dead.
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.
And most importantly, you see the world differently from most people. I need someone who makes me think.