Favorite food styles: Pho, Italian, Mexican, Russian.
Favorite games; Monopoly, poker, scrabble, settlers of catan, durok (a russian card game)
Aside from these of, my essentials would be:
My desire to learn
Black iced tea
Maps, mental and otherwise. What I want to get done today. Barbecue.
History. How words and dance-styles evolve. Random stuff.
You like to eat Pho like you are conducting a slow, strategic war. There is a spot near my place that I go to at least once a week. Perfect mediative and conversational slow meals are where it's at. Especially the homemade kind.
You like feeding fries to the flying seagulls by Ivars on the pier.
You want to go on walks through the city and stop for peoplewatching. You can hold your own at bar trivia.