music: the doors, the beatles, warpaint, sublime, some r&b, alina baraz, most trip hop, blues, yeah yeah yeahs, cat power, pinback, portishead, dispatch, radiohead, the cure, the mast, blind pilot, rise against, beck, sufjan stevens, the smiths, nirvana, old school, oasis + weezer, sonic youth, metric, suede, silversun pickups, fiona, denali, bob marley, pink floyd, tricky, zeppelin, erykah badu, the specials, pixies, new order, massive attack, blur, gorillaz, jarvissss, the xx, the hold steady, empire of the sun, the knife, broken bells, citizen cope, khelani, biggie, gaga, the list goes on...and on...
books: harry potter (& proud of it), almost all kerouac, most bukowski, some poetry, the alchemist, into thin air (& all john krakauer), scar tissue (anthony kiedis), dirt (motley crüe), no one belongs here more than you (miranda july), anything and everything by maggie estep, dry (augusten burroughs), junky (william burrows), loud in the house of myself (stacy pershall), super sad true love story (gary shteyngart), walking the amazon (ed stafford), a walk in the woods (bill bryson), hunger games....and of course, life of pi.
2. music, lots of it.
3. striped animals
4. dark chocolate
5. some combo of paper/pens/books
you dance now, think later.