Work can be exhausting, so it's just as important to get out of that headspace sometimes. That may mean: live music, art museum(s), theater/readings, movies with subtitles, a good run and lazy Sundays with the New York Times / New Yorker.
TV: 30 Rock forever. But also: Rectify, Deadwood, Adventure Time.
Movies: The Hudsucker Proxy, Closely Watched Trains, Happy Go Lucky, Frances Ha.
Music: I'll go see pretty much anything if it's a good live show. Some of these include: Andrew Bird, Mucca Pazza, Slavic Soul Party, Belle and Sebastian. If a band has an accordionist or a large brass section, I will probably like them. Love pretty much everything on CHIRP radio.
All the podcasts, but specifically: The Gist, Slate Culture Gabfest, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (RIP) and The BBC4 News Quiz.
Food: Pretty much every day.
Places: Love movies at the Music Box or the Siskel; shows/events at the Hideout (past veggie bingo winner here); and I get a lot of mileage out of my kitchen and my porch.
Steaming hot showers.
A pen in my pocket.
A quiet moment to myself now and again.
Long conversations with the people I care about.