I've been keeping pretty active throughout grad school. I've learned to white water kayak, climbed some 14ers in Colorado, skied the Birkebeiner, and biked a century. The last year or so I've sort of mellowed out and done more low key activities like snowshoeing and canoe camping.
I hold liberal, progressive viewpoints, and I generally stay up on current events.
I value my close friendships above pretty much everything else, and I really like people that I can just be myself around.
Some favorites: The Art of Racing in the Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Fire Upon The Deep, Command and Control, Empire Falls. Oh and Harry Potter, for sure.
Movies: old classics like Bridge on the River Kwai, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and 2001 A Space Odyssey. Also fun stuff like Stand By Me, Up, Star Wars
Music: mostly classic rock, folk, and instrumental jazz.
Breakfast - the most important part of the day
A reliable workout partner (or group)
A project to work on