Books: The Handmaid's Tale, The Giver, Lake Wobegon Days, The Professor and the Madman, The Metamorphasis, The Stranger, Ishmael, Steppenwolf, All Families Are Psychotic, Generation X, 1984, George Bush - Dark Prince of Love, etc. Many of my favorites have been friends' suggestions.
Movies: Donnie Darko, Before Sunrise, The Empire Strikes Back, The Princess Bride, Angels in America, most Woody Allen and Christopher Guest films, etc.
Music: Very eclectic. I love alternative music, jazz and international music. American folk and bluegrass. Old 70's songs from my youth as well as an occasional groovy pop song.
Food: Ethnic foods of all kinds. I love trying and making new dishes with interesting spices. I think Indian and Thai are my favorites but I also like Mexican, Greek, Chinese, Pizza, etc. I tend to prefer quirky and divey places to super nice restaurants. But I can usually find something anywhere I go.
As far as bars go - I like the many tap rooms around town or places like the Happy Gnome, Sweeney's, or Grumpy's NE. Really like places that are unique, quirky and preferably low-key.
Sense of humor
Sense of curiosity