I grew up in England and Israel, moved to the US for college and have been here pretty much since then. I have a hard time fitting myself into neat little boxes, and have come to appreciate how that can be a positive thing.
Getting young children to feel comfortable (I realize that can sound really bad -- that's not what I mean!).
I like most kinds of music, sort of depends on the mood I'm in. Some favorites include U2, Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, and Regina Spektor.
Not sure I have a favorite movie (though I do have a slight obsession with 200 Cigarettes), and I have the embarrassing problem of being half way through a movie when I realize I've already seen it. Absolute favorite shows: Seinfeld and The Office.
I have a thing for really well-written literature, and will admit to being a bit of a snob when it comes to fiction. I don't think I have a favorite book or author but some of the books I've adored are The God of Small Things, The Master and Margarita, and Call it Sleep.