Also, farmer's markets. You can't beat being surrounded by delicious vegetables.
Being inquisitive and listening - I'd rather hear YOU tell me your life story for hours on end.
Empathy - it's so very important to my job. I need to know and feel what someone from a completely different background and walk of life is feeling/experiencing...it makes me a better nurse.
Making mix tapes for other people, cheering friends up on a bad day, and drinking wine :)
Does... completing jigsaw puzzles count? Hah.
Maybe my hair? It has a mind of its own I suppose.
Here, there, and everywhere music!
Sleigh Bells, Cyndi Lauper, Architecture in Helsinki, The Black Keys, Bat for Lashes, Bitter:Sweet, Blondie, Broken Social Scene, Cocorosie, Eisley, Esthero, Feist, Fleetwood Mac, I’m From Barcelona, Ingrid Michaelson, Le Tigre, Mates of State, Metric, M.I.A., Midlake, Neko Case, Psapp, Regina Spektor, Rilo Kiley, Roisin Murphy, Roxette, Save Ferris, Scissor Sisters, She & Him, The Sounds, Stevie Nicks, Sufjan Stevens, Tegan and Sara, The Kills, The Ting Tings, Tilly and the Wall, Tori Amos, and Tracy Bonham to name a few :)
As for books...I love to read.
White Oleander, Wrinkle in Time, A Case of Need, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Paint it Black, The Help, The Hunger Game series, The Glass Castle, Catcher in the Rye, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Call of the Wild...and so many more
And I have to admit, I'm a fan of The X-files.
I also like watching Dexter and Parks and Recreation...Leslie Knope is my absolute hero.
I love CNN. Anderson Cooper is my favorite silver fox.
...and my cat, Dexter. He's a hoot and a half.