My favorite activities usually involve road trips to kitschy tourist attractions like you might find on the Roadside America website: day-long drives with the music up and the windows down, stopping at small town museums and antique stores that most people would drive past, and eating at mom-and-pop diners along the way. I enjoy concerts, museums, vinyl record hunting, and scouring dusty old book stores. I've taken spontaneous day trips by pointing to dots on a map, and I've planned month-long trips to national parks. It really doesn't matter to me. I've always had wanderlust. Oddly enough, I'm also quite settled: I have a house, a car, a job, and steady income. I guess my desire to roam ensures I never get too bored.
Movies: I love old movies, Classic Hollywood (1920s - 1940s), German cinema, film noir, old gangster films, and Depression-era musicals, especially Busby Berkeley. Favorites include Double Indemnity, Gilda, Golddiggers of 1933, The Roaring Twenties, The Big Heat, Duck Soup, and Baby Face. Some newer favorites: Ghost World, Swingers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Eyes Wide Shut.
Music: I'll listen to everything from '70s British punk to big band. Rock, blues, singer-songwriters, classical, you name it. Favorites: Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Nick Cave (hence my screenname), Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, The Jam, The Buzzcocks, The Clash, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd., Led Zeppelin, etc. I have a pretty nice vinyl collection, so if you're into music, then definitely drop me a line.
Food: I used to be vegetarian for about three years, but I've recently returned to the dark side. I'm obsessed with Mexican restaurants and burgers (both cravings lead me astray!)
Shows:: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Boardwalk Empire, No Reservations, Fargo (the series), Downton Abbey, The Sopranos, Under the Dome, The Larry Sanders Show, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, anything on Travel, Science, or Food Network.
TCM (Turner Classic Movies)