Movies - I'm incredibly bored of the Comic Book Sequel of the Week that Hollywood keeps churning out. They're all the exact same movie!!! (After an overlong and unnecessary exposition, the protagonist learns how to use his supersuit and then overcomes the generically evil antagonist while a city gets destroyed). I love the movies of Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Noah Baumbach, and any movie written by and starring former cast members of MTV's The State. If it has a lot of witty dialogue or absurdist humor, I'll love it.
TV - I enjoy Community, 30 Rock, The League, Rick and Morty, and everything Aaron Sorkin has ever written. I'm a little embarrassed about it, but I like the show Cougar Town.
Music - I work for a symphony orchestra, but I am not a classical music snob, I promise. I never grew out of the taste for quintessential 90s rock (bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Crowded House). On my iPod right now are The Shins, Mute Math, The Beta Band, Nickel Creek, Bela Fleck and some old-timey calypso. I will forever adore the music of Nick Drake. These days, I listen to NPR and comedy podcasts more than I listen to music.
Food - I enjoy cooking and eating all sorts of meat. I'm working on better eating habits and am exploring how to cook cuisine that doesn't revolve around melted cheese. The greatest thing I've eaten was the lamb and rice from NYC's most beloved Halal cart on 53rd and 6th. You also can't go wrong with sushi or phở.
-a nice pen (something with a special balance of flowing ink but isn't too drippy)
-Sugar Free Red Bull
-artistically stimulating trips to big cities