Intellectually curious and like learning new things, whether or not they have any intrinsic or practical value. Big fan of NPR and TedTalks. Avid reader of The New Yorker (usually simultaneously midway through several issues). Play guitar often and passably well, listen to a broad range of music (especially obscure singer-songwriters), and enjoy movies (particularly classic old ones).
Prefer comfort to status. Thai food beats a meal at a fancy French restaurant (although a fancy meal now and then has its place too). Happiest in old jeans and a sweatshirt.
Food: Anything Asian. Barbecue. Cheese.
Shows: The Wire. Arrested Development. The Daily Show (as long as I don't watch it too often).
Movies: Anything directed by John Sayles. Almost anything directed by Woody Allen. The Marx Brothers. Reds. Godfather Part II. The Grapes of Wrath. Singin' in the Rain. The Graduate. The Shawshank Redemption. The Apartment. Groundhog Day.