I like bike riding, studying Mandarin, 3D photography, and I've been making good use of a long commute to do reading. I go swing dancing regularly, and take lessons to get more advanced in it. I used to do a very little bit of disc golfing, but that's harder in NYC than back in Wisconsin. I try to be good at organizing get-togethers with my friends and get everybody else out of the house.
There are all sorts of things I want to be more knowledgeable about, but perhaps I'm inconsistent on how much I value knowledge. I like reading history and current events and would like to have more intricate knowledge of religions and philosophies that I don't necessarily subscribe to. It would be good to be able to meet someone and have a better understanding of where they are coming from. But of course that takes time so I make progress on this rather slowly.
Keeping my temper.
Getting wrapped up in a project even though it is merely interesting instead of practical.
Some of the history books I've read include some on Germania, "Island at the Center of the World" (about Dutch Manhattan), "Making of Milwaukee", a book on Marco Polo, and "1491".
Other stuff I've enjoyed in the past includes Azimov's Foundation series, "The Fall of Rome" (historical fiction), "Star Trek: Federation", "Great American City: What Works and Doesn't", the Time Machine.
I listen to Big Band music, jazz, alternative, and a little bit of classical. I listen to music from The Cardigans, New Phornographers, (actually pretty clean if you don't know the band), Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Jay Chou, and Sun Yan Zi.
I watch a lot of Science Fiction on TV including Stargate and Star Trek. Sometimes I'll watch Downton Abbey, S.H.I.E.L.D., or Gotham. I watch comedies like Arrested Development, 30 rock, Red Dwarf, IT Crowd, and Black Adder.
I'm not as big a fan of old time radio as I used to be, but I still enjoy Jack Benny and CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
+ friends and family
+ dancing (swing and ceili)
+ nice walks around the neighborhood, feeling either the hmm of the motion around me or the calm of relative silence
+ my bicycle
+ logic puzzles
I used to put "library" on the list, but I've found myself buying books more often lately.
...why I'm not spending my time doing and learning certain things if I really value them.
...how to phrase things in an expected conversation.
...parallels I can draw between things in my own life, the Bible, history, and the news.
you like to talk about world news, or
you'd like someone to listen to you talk about laws of physics asking occasional questions.