* Anything by Isaac Asimov, especially the Robot Series.
* The Diamond Age: It's actually required reading at my work, but I read it before I joined.
* Short stories by Roald Dahl: They are seriously creepy.
* The Most Human Human by Brian Christian: It's about a guy trying to beat an AI bot at proving their humanity. I won't spoil it by telling you who won.
* How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie: I know it sounds completely douchey but its actually about empathy. And smiling. :-)
* Puff the Magic Dragon: ...which is like a significantly shorter version of the Diamond Age.
Current Pandora Stations:
* Avicii - Wake Me Up
* Arcade Fire
* Turtles - Wait So Long
* cartwheels: Sometimes I just really need to do a cartwheel, and nothing can hold me back. So I guess the better answer would be "my legs".
* doodling: If I'm in a meeting and don't have means to distract myself mechanically, I have to doodle. I'll draw on my hands, on the table, on whatever I can find. Anything to occupy my fingers.
* dark chocolate: Atleast 80%. None of this "60%" bullshit.
* the sun: Numerous times in my life, I've created a spreadsheet to determine my next place in life, and "weather" is always a column. I just can't live in a dark, dreary place; I need to feel the sun on my face atleast once a day. (I am a fan of @KarlTheFog though. He makes fog cool).
* my crushed ice maker: When I was a kid, I was so jealous of everyone with crushed ice makers in their fridge, and would eagerly pour myself a tall drink of sweet crushy ice. Well, now I finally have one, and I'M NOT GIVING IT UP.
(The drag shows here are so good- they're actually funnier than the comedy shows. It's an under-appreciated art form.)
...you want to learn how to hula hoop.
...you have any etymological insights for me.
...you want to hit up one of the museum nights.
...you fancy a drink.