Music - Jazz, classical, international/world music, Hotel Costes, salsa, tango, cafe del Mar, Bossa Nova, lots of west african/cape verde sirens
Food - anything spicy, tasty, ethnic.
TV shows - MAD-men, Halt & Catch Fire, Damages, House of Cards, random PBS shows (Downton Abbey) . There are not a lot of shows by the time I can get to the tele so I happen to see the odd re-runs of CSI, Criminal Minds - sometimes.
Books - Most Kurt Vonnegut, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, David Sedaris, Somerset Maugham books.
Some form of communication