Writers: W Sumerset Maugham, Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Harper Lee, Hemingway, Eugene Ianesco, Sherman Alexie, Neruda, Steven Adly Guirgis, Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jefferey Eugenides, Michel Foucault.... and many others.
Movies: Eternal Sunshine, It's a Wonderful Life, You Me and Everyone We Know, Blue Velvet, The Good Shepherd, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Reservoir Dogs, Sunset Blvd... and so many others.
Television: The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, The Wire, OZ, Boardwalk Empire, House Of Cards, Twin Peaks, The Wire, The West Wing. I also really like The Wire.
Music: I get REALLY eclectic. I like anything from hip-hop to indie rock. I really like jazz and blues. I like house music. I thought that the Holy Ghost, Lianne La Havas, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Blood Orange, Janelle Monae, Caroline Smith, and Polica all had great albums come out last year.
Food: I tend to be able to find something I like almost anywhere.
A great pair of sneakers.
If you are open minded and passionate.