It's important to me to remove complications and stress from my life. I know people who invite many burdens into their life, and I always wonder why.
It's also important to me never to eat olives.
Otherwise, I love food. Fine cuisine, burrito from Chipotle, McRib from McD's. I pay attention to my health though... I may be a foodie, but I don't want to get so huge that I implode like some sort of dying nerdstar.
I'm young at heart. I take care of responsibilities, but I can't give up the part of me that looks in wonder at things in the civilized world, the part that drives my passions.
I also entertain myself endlessly, usually with friends around to bear witness and to be entertained themselves.
Self-improvement is an important goal for me, whether through diet/exercise or reading more about philosophy or the world itself.
I own a house and pay my bills on time. That's so hot right now.
I can make an awesome steak, good pancakes or crepes, and a tasty margarita!
Books: I'm a huge fan of well-developed plot twists. The Martian, Ender's Game, Foundation, Flowers for Algernon.
Movies: LotR, Matrix, Star Wars (yes, the trinity). All the Marvel movies. My favorite comedies are Team America, Bridesmaids, and Austin Powers, though I recently saw What We Do In The Shadows and completely lost my mind laughing. Big Hero 6 and Incredibles. I love movies!
TV: Rick & Morty is my favorite show. I also love Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Flash, Arrow, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Family Guy, South Park, New Girl, Arrested Development. TV has gotten seriously great.
Games: Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Metroid, Assassin's Creed. Just the tip of the iceberg though.
Music: older Muse, Moby, Nightwish, Steve Jablonsky, Yasunori Mitsuda, Shiny Toy Guns, Infected Mushroom, Metric, Orbital... I love music with many layers that all work together, and apparently I also like modal harmonies. Thank pandora.com for that analysis :).
Food: ALL kinds. Salmon sushi, a medium-rare filet mignon, or perfectly seared foie gras are always good, and my favorite restaurant is Fearing's in uptown Dallas. I strike a balance between going with foods I've enjoyed before and experimenting with new (sometimes even scary) menu items.
Naturally, I'm not answering this in terms of basics like "water" or "family and friends".
Also about my life, where I want it to go, and where it might actually take me. I strive to put things in place that will allow me to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
I think about the latest plot twist in some show I'm enjoying. Or maybe what to put into my pit barrel cooker next... mmm...
I think about numbers all the time. I form patterns out of words, images, everything. I'm doing that as I type this, wtf!!
If not that, I'm very often out with friends doing something. It could be going out to dinner, seeing a movie at the Alamo, invading a friend's place for beers or wine and playing games, grabbing coffee someplace cool, or going to a late night at the Perot or DMA.
Of course... I'd be remiss not to mention occasionally (often) plopping into my couch and checking out the latest Redbox or streaming feature.