Listening... whether it's in conversation with someone, or at a music venue, or to a vinyl I've recently purchased.
Cormac McCarthy - All The Pretty Horses, The Road
George R.R. Martin
Movies: Ravenous, Three Kings, Cyrus, Band of Outsiders, Man With A Movie Camera
Music: Ryan Adams, Loudon Wainwright, Mark Kozelek
Food: Usually any type of ethnic food, usually any type of American food