I have lived in Orange County all my life, but have a great fondness for Los Angeles. Between the two counties, there's just so much to explore: art galleries, museums, hiking trails, unique places to eat, and venues to check out new music. But don't get me wrong, I can still enjoy an evening at home. As long as I'm with good company, I'm usually game for whatever.
Music is a huge passion of mine. I enjoy going to concerts and discovering new music. I also play guitar, which lends itself to playing in bands once in awhile. Writing music and playing live is very exhilarating and cathartic, and I wish I could do it more often.
Movies: Amelie, Anchorman, Blade Runner, Cabin in the Woods, Children of Men, Coraline, the Dark Knight, the Descent, District 9, Drive, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Fountain, Ghost World, Inception, Kill Bill, Let the Right One In, Mirror Mask, Office Space, and Pan's Labyrinth.
Shows: Game of Thrones, Grimm, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, the Walking Dead, and all of Joss Whedon's bygone dramas.
Music: Brand New, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Dance Gavin Dance, Death Cab for Cutie, Deftones, Elliott Smith, Further Seems Forever, Glassjaw, the Get Up Kids, Mew, Minus the Bear, the Prize Fighter Inferno, Radiohead, Silversun Pickups, Stars, Sunny Day Real Estate, Tegan and Sara, and Thrice.
3. Sense of humor
4. Pop culture/internet memes
6. Making lists