I'm originally from Ohio. I lived in Boston for awhile and it was good. Now I live here and it is also good. A midwesterner in CA via New England. Probably a pretty common story.
A handful of other less nerdy things, too.
Tom Waits, pizza, Heart of Darkness, sushi, Bob Dylan, burritos, the dictionary, the Coen brothers, Tallest Man on Earth, the first three Wes Anderson movies, hot sauce
Also, 'never' is a strong word.
I really like these six things:
Music (making and listening)
Periodic functions (sinusoids and occasional parties)
Season(ing)s - I added the optional 'ing' in case someone tries to call me out on the fact that seasons are mostly covered by the periodic functions mentioned above. I guess you could say I like winter(green).