I should note that I am physically active and participate in a lot of events but I don't have an athletes physique. The benefits of exercise show up in my annual physical but are otherwise well camouflaged.
I am brainy, athletic, and adventurous
I generally don't go back and reread the same book or watch the same movie again.
My tastes are widely varied and much depends upon the activity.
At work and while reading I prefer smooth jazz or new age. Basically, musical wallpaper; enjoyable but not distracting. I subscribed to an internet radio service a couple of years ago so I have a commercial free feed.
During work outs I prefer something with a solid beat and fast pace. Juno Reactor has a couple of great work out pace setters. A lot of AC/DC tunes are just as good.
I also like some offbeat songs such as Monkey Man by Omar and the Howlers and most of the Rocky Horror sound track.
I really like Dancing with the Stars. I liked CSI when it first started but dropped it. As a comedy it was enjoyable but then it just got too caught up in melodrama; I've worked in labs for a long time and their science is definitely the Hollywood version. I don't have cable but usually catch up on cable shows when I'm out of town staying in hotels or when they are available on Netfix.
Usually I go to movies for pure escape and entertainment -leave the message at the beep.
Low key, well done I guess describes my favorites - The Grey Fox is my all time favorite.
I especially like offbeat comedies; some make it to mainstream release (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) but others never see the light of day. I call it dumpster diving at the video store. There are some real gems that never got wide attention: Mutant on the Bounty, There's Nothing Out There, Lost Skeleton of Caderava.
I worked for a few years in a TV station and picked up a little knowledge about camera work and direction so I'm looking for some things in movies that many people miss.
If you can't live without pets, it's a lost cause. I'd appreciate messages but I'm allergic to cats and dogs. It's not something I can negotiate away.