The Dune series, 1984, Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, Rendezvous with Rama, Timeline, anything by Arthur Clarke and Frank Herbert. Don Quixote, Anna Karenina, Mark Twain's autobiography, a 3 part series on Theodore Roosevelt, and Knocking on Heaven's Door by Lisa Randall the particle physicist.
Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Right Stuff, Terminator (James Cameron films), Apollo 13, From the Earth To the Moon HBO miniseries, John Adams HBO miniseries, The Big Lebowski, Indiana Jones, old school James Bond movies, Crocodile Dundee, Goodfellas, Office Space .
Last Week Tonight, The late show with Stephen Colbert, PBS news and documentaries, 60 minutes.
Mostly classic rock and/or roll, indie, some metal, and the like. Any type of 80's music with cool guitar licks always grabs my attention. I've learned to appreciate country more than I used to. Especially classic country. I can usually listen to just about anything except some hip hop, and R&B.
I'm also partial to Neil Degrasse Tyson's StarTalkRadio podcast.
I eat healthy most of the time, so I usually avoid fried food and fatty stuff like cheese, cream, desserts (though not all the time),and some types of seafood.
Keeping my mind active
lots of good food (i'm kind of a health nut)
Physical activity / exercise
medication (too keep brain from freezing)
Also, I have many interests but few passions. Ask and I'll answer : )