I work best under pressure, and have a tendency to become scatterbrained when left completely to my own devices, so when someone approaches me and says something like "write a story about two people who meet in a diner, find out they have different favorite colors, and become locked in a fight to the death because of it," I'm all aboard, because they've basically already done all the thinking for me. I'll have a hilarious script about two people strangling each other over the pros and cons of burnt sienna on your desk by the end of the day. I tend to love being elaborate in that sense: The more convoluted I allow my writing to get, the better it becomes. Usually.
The same goes for movies. My favorite writer of film of all time is Charlie Kauffman, with the film "Synechdoche, New York" being my favorite film of all time. My favorite actor is probably Phillip Seymore Hoffman. [UPDATE: Looking back, I wrote that sebntence before he died. :( Aw... I suppose my favorite still-living actor would be John C. Reilly.]
TV Shows: Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, Archer, Bob's Burgers, Chuck, Nathan For You, Jon Benjamin Has A Van, Check It Out with Doctor Steve Bruel, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and just getting into Veep right now.
I'm a big fan of Tally Hall and They Might Be Giants. I also love Stephen Merrit, and the Magnetic Fields. I've gotten into folk punk a bit, my favorite band in the genre definately being Ghost Mice, with Andrew Jackson Jihad being a close second.
I'm a good cook, but a bad cleaner. I love making food, but I desperately hate that end part where you have to clean up the mess you made.
-I need my laptop. I have everything on this.
-I carry my 3ds with me wherever I go. It provides much needed distractions. I try to keep it hidden out of embarrassment, though.
-The Internet. It's where I spend the majority of my time.
-My bookshelf. I have a library of to-read material up there.
-Ron and Fez, my two radio heroes, and hosts of the Ron and Fez show on XM Sattelite Radio.
-Support from friends. I don't always get along the best with my family, but friends make everything I do worth it.