I've had many jobs over the years, more concerned with learning as much as I could more than the paycheck. I've always approached them with the idea that I would use the skill sets in a culmination for something great.
So far it has, as....
Most of Philip K. Dick's work, Neuromancer, A Clockwork Orange, He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, Chuck Palahniuk, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Ben Templesmith, Brian Azarello, Brian Michael Bendis (cut me some slack, I worked in a comic store).
Damn near anything based on the above works (most were done well), Apocalypse Now, Watchmen, Night Watch, Walking Dead, Arrow, Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, Spaced, Black Books, MST3K, Battlestar Galactica (new one), Fringe.
As the above would suggest, I do love some sci-fi. Direct, when done with decent accuracy (not an expert, but when there's an obvious lack of research, it bugs me). Fantasy with good dialogue/acting/etc otherwise (I've lost many a night on Wookiepedia).
An increasing amount of Power Metal as days go on. Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, 3 Inches of Blood, etc.
Interpol (while not in the above genre) has always held a special place with me.
Whiskey (Decent Bourbon/Scotch, preferably)
Glasses or contacts (kinda blind without 'em)
It generally amounts to my desire to bar hop and who's out on a given night. Might hit a dive for a quiet night, a standup night, or the spot concert.