Cooking is one of my favorite excuses to get interesting friends together (and for emptying out the fridge). I often invent new (and occasionally delicious) things to eat with whatever ingredients are nearby. And for dessert, I love to top it all off with some live music (think Tennis at the Bluebird).
Mystery (who wants to have all the answers all the time?)
Balance (I'm a half-hearted fanatic, as Edward Abbey put it.)
My health (feed me exercise and I will be happy.)