If that's what you're up for, maybe this could be a Thing.
When I'm not worrying about that, I go on long walks and I write.
I think I'm pretty good at keeping my cool in rough situations, but that honestly seems like something that someone else would have to judge.
I try to treat people with respect and empathy and I think - I hope - that I do a good job of it.
In all seriousness, these days it's the glasses. I wanted ones that looked like Gary Oldman's in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."
I get around to everything eventually, but my real passions are for 20th-century modernist literature and (well-written) science fiction. I don't have much of what I call an "NPR bookshelf" - the assortment of John Hodgman, Ira Glass, Dave Eggers and so forth that decorate so many upscale young urbanites' homes. Nothing against those guys, but I think the best literary love affairs are the ones you start yourself. (Sorry, upscale young urbanites! I still love you!)
Movies: everything from Godard to Die Hard, from Michael Mann to The Third Man. I love the cinema, I love sharing it with friends and I love writing about it.
TV: I'm currently watching and loving The Venture Bros., Archer, That Mitchell and Webb Look (and its sister program Peep Show), OG Star Trek, and now every season of Frasier on Netflix. Oh, and Jeopardy. Mustn't forget Jeopardy.
Music: Elvis Costello, REM, The Smiths, The Cars, New Order, The Jam, XTC, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Decemberists, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, and a smattering of classical that could stand to be expanded.
And, hell, even if you didn't.