I work as a mental health social worker and rarely have a dull day in the office. There are days I wish I could just sort paperclips or build a giant rubber band ball, but about half of the time, I feel engaged and happy with my work.
I'm drawn to good storytelling any way I can get it--books, radio, This American Life, Mad Men, The Moth (http://themoth.org).
Movies: Wes Anderson films, Half Nelson
TV: Colbert Report, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Wire. And I'm a sucker for dance competition shows.
Food: Big fan!