This is all by way of saying, I like to bitch about things but I hate cliches (In this case, the cliche in question is, "I hate writing self-summaries.) So I like to imagine that if I'm verbose enough, folk will find the narrative sufficiently entertaining to not notice that I'm sort of being a cranky asshole.
For personality traits above and beyond my constant attempts to paper over my inherent cynicism with a prodigious lexicon, I am deeply and seriously committed to my pragmatism and practicality. To the degree that it is sometimes mistaken for being cold-blooded. (I'm actually a big softy under it all, I just don't think mushy feelings are good excuse for doing things that are stupid in a practical sense.)
Professionally, I studied economics in college and loved it. Right at the moment, I'm working at a salt mine of an investment firm. It's not terribly exciting but it keeps the lights on.
I imagine the most relevant things to this situation are honesty (often painfully so) and my ability to "improvise and overcome."
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Catch-22, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, anything about politics or economics. Also a long-standing weakness for science fiction.
Movies: Don't watch very many. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I was in a movie theater. Not that I'm against it on principle or anything, just haven't had the urge to wander down to the theater for a while.
Shows: Daily Show/Colbert Report like clockwork, other than that, whatever I sporadically catch. Oh right, and I've probably seen every episode of the West Wing ... let's just say enough times to require two digits to measure. And Archer rules. I am continually dismayed by how often I say, "All I've had to eat today is gummy worms and some scotch" and no one gets it.
Music: Never paid much attention to music. Usually if I want some noise in the background I just tell Spotify to go nuts.
Food: Just about anything, although cheap frozen pizza is something of a comfort food/guilty pleasure for what that's worth.
How I'd love to find a way to monetize the skills I really enjoy.
Economics and politics (yes, I'm a huge nerd.)