I read....a lot. Fiction, non fiction, the back of cereal boxes; I'm not particular. And I re read books quite often; a favorite book is like a warm blanket to curl up under when you're cold. Some authors to visit again and again: Caleb Carr, Bill Bryson, Erik Larsen, Ruth Reichl, Michael Chabon, Anthony Bourdain, JK Rowling, Dorothy Parker, Stephan Ambrose. Tend to lean towards historical fiction lately.
I love movies, films, whatever you want to call them. To pick a favorite movie is as difficult as a favorite book, or food (damn this whole section). Classic comedies like the Thin Man, Rear Window I will always watch again, Jaws (especially the scene on the boat when Quint recounts the story of the USS Indianapolis....sends chills up my spine), zombie flicks, disaster movies (I get such a thrill out of watching LA get demolished by a mass of tornados), I can always sit and watch almost any of the Harry Potters, Midnight in Paris is my favorite dream turned into a movie.
TV: like everyone else nowadays, I stream. There are a few that I can repeatedly watch: Band of Brothers, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, British Bake Off. Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey are up there. Anything by Ken Burns. Recently became obsessed with Orange is the New Black and The Americans. My soul dies a little whenever The Daily Show, @midnight, or Last Week Tonight go on hiatus.
Music....if I like it like it, if I don't I don't. Anything from Robert Johnson to Paul Williams to Radiohead to JLive. Different playlists for different moods.
Food...I'm a chef so just about anything except eggplant and walnuts (allergies). I never feel as though a meal is complete unless there's some sort of animal protein involved. Quinoa salad is a side dish, not an entree.
Something, anything, to read
The amazing marriage of peanut butter and chocolate....especially in ice cream form.
An overactive imagination
Something new to learn. My brain gets hungry.
You agree that a day off should be a mix of laziness and mad cap adventures. There are hundreds of amazing things to do in this city; it seems a waste to spend all your spare time on the couch.