Periodicals - I read the Wall Street Journal and Ars Technica daily.
Movies - I'm somewhat of a film critic and average about two movies per week, with a soft spot for period pieces. Some favorites include Before Sunrise, Casablanca, Do the Right Thing, Dr. Strangelove, Le Samouraï, and Rear Window.
Shows - I bought all seasons of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey on iTunes, and I think they are superlative. Also, House of Cards serves as a great reminder why I ♥ Kevin Spacey.
Music - I like folk/pop rock (ABBA, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen), classical (Mahler, Rachmaninov, Schubert), symphonic metal (Epica, Nightwish), and traditional folk music (American, Celtic, Chinese).
Food - It's hard to go wrong with dining establishments like Dinette, Kiku, Penn Avenue Fish Company, Thin Man Sandwich Shop, and Gaucho Parrilla.
Logic, reason, and empiricism - They hold me back from joining a UFO cult.
Confidence and ambition - There's no feeling quite like not caring what other people think while doing what I want. See also: happiness.
Unlimited smartphone data plan - Having a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever Verizon Guy can get a signal sure beats broadband.
Air conditioning - I didn't realize how important it was until I lived in an apartment without central air.
Mass transit - I'm a wannabe New Yorker and don't own a car. Appropriately so, my place is 30 meters from a grocery store.