Family is important to me: in spite of our differences and the mistakes I've made, I have an amazing mom and dad who support me and help me through it. I have a very loving circle of friends, thankfully a few of them are too nosy for their own good. It shows they care.
It took me a while to appreciate my mistakes for what they are: learning experiences. And by learning, I became wiser, smarter, savvier than I was yesterday.
John Steinbeck, Ranpo Edogawa, Shakespeare, Chaucer, just to name a few. There are so many I could spend days just listing them all.
I also enjoy TV, but most of what I want I watch online. I don't watch that much anyway.
Musicwise, I lean more towards rock/metal and punk. I love Flogging Molly and all that raucous stuff that keeps me moving ("The Likes of You Again" is my unofficial "jam".)
3. A martini shaker to shake said gin.
4. A cellular phone.
5. The Internet, with which to research recipes involving aforementioned martini shaker and gin.