I'm also a bit of a geek. I used to earn my street cred with my yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic-Con.
As far as important stuff goes, I always make time for friends, and I've been hosting board game gatherings. Also I'm trying to work on my ability as a writer. I'm just an amateur now, but it is my fervent hope that with hard work and practice, I could someday call myself an professional amateur.
I love too many movies to count so I don't think I could pick a favorite. I will say that I seem to keep coming back to High Fidelity an awful lot. Other movies high on the list include The General, Grindhouse, A Hard Day's Night, Ratatouille (well, everything Pixar's made), Dr. Strangelove, Heathers, Hot Fuzz, Shoot 'em Up, L.A. Story, Fight Club, Network, In Bruges, That Thing You Do, O Brother Where Art Thou (well, everything the Coen brothers have made), The Great Race, Bringing Up Baby, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Pride and Prejudice (BBC), The Host, The Princess Bride...
Good god that was a lot of words. Gonna quit that while I can still almost claim I'm ahead.
Favorite show is probably Arrested Development - doesn't get much more perfect than that. Photo finish second would be Slings and Arrows. After that, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Community, Wonderfalls, The Venture Brothers, Cougar Town, and The Daily Show. Ask me about how much I hate The Big Bang Theory :D
See? That one was way shorter; I can DO this.
I like a lot of different kinds of music that isn't country. Most recently I've been rocking nostalgia and jamming to Tenacious D. Then you've got Electric Six, Incubus, Metallica, Flight of the Conchords, They Might Be Giants, and, I dunno, pretty much whatever the kids were listening to back in the '90s?
My tastes in food are broad as well. I love to try new things from all over the place. I've recently been getting into Thai food a bit, and I've also been slowly teaching myself how to cook. I follow a mean recipe, and I'm this close to figuring out the perfect egg sandwich.
I'ma go with...
And what the hell, Brain.
Yeah, those are all pretty stand-up fellas.
I'm also all about any kind of art that tells a story: books, TV, movies, yes, even video games (yeah you heard me, Roger Ebert(RIP)). "These things matter!" I say with as much sophistication as I think you'll buy. I love to absorb them, classify them, take them apart and figure out what they mean. I love to talk about this stuff with other people too, even when we disagree. I've had wonderful conversations with friends that mostly consisted of us screaming at each other; in a loving, jovial way of course.
My newest passion is board games. I think it's awesome how many fascinating different games there are out there now, and how there are ways to play together that you probably wouldn't have even considered. I think, most of all, I love that it's such an interesting way to bring people together, and have them all really engaged with each other. Ask me about Space Alert!
OR, if you'd like to talk about Homestuck.