I work in the video game industry so they take up a fair of my time, in a professional and personal capacity. It's a medium I love and am interested in seeing evolve in a technical capacity and along more abstract lines.
I currently work as a technical analyst with a focus on support for internal teams and live operations.
Figuring out how to do something after only seeing it once or twice, while being pretty bad -until- I've seen it done.
Iain (M.) Banks is probably my favourite author for both his science-fiction and regular fiction, but I also like non-fiction that looks into rather off the wall stuff; Trevor Corson's The Zen of Fish was a fun read. When I'm looking for a good mindfuck Haruki Murakami is always a good choice, as are books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Ratatat is easily my favourite band, but I also have a pretty broad range of music like Modest Mouse, Electric Six, John Legend, The Roots. Generally, I don't care much about the genre of music as long as it has that certain je ne sais quoi that draws me in.
Hmm, how do I possibly list this one? I'll play most anything for at least a little while but I guess my common favorites are over the top action games from people like Platinum Games; Metal Gear Rising, Wonderful 101, etc. I've been trying to dig more into indie games lately because it's the part of games where people are most free to do cool, innovative things with narrative and design.
2) Japan's nonsense
4) Games (video or otherwise)
5) Trying to be a better person
6) Oxygen (sorry, couldn't think of a good sixth)