EDIT:: So, I'm planning to fill this thing out with what comes out of messages or conversations with people. Its more natural for me to talk about myself that way, rather than in a soliloquy. Therefore, updates and revisions coming.
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Gödel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter
The Once and Future King, T.H. White
Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon
Snowcrash, Neal Stephenson
Sandman, Neil Gaiman
A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne
The Seven Samurai
Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Other stuff will occasionally catch my attention, but those would be the top picks.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Band
Alice in Chains
Benny Goodman Orchestra
The Flaming Lips
Blue Öyster Cult
In short, I have expansive tastes. But I have surprising gaps in my music knowledge, and am quite open to learning to appreciate new music, if you can introduce it to me in the right fashion.
Thai, Vietnamese, Indian. Right now I'm having withdrawal cravings for dim sum and polish. If you can come through with goulash and a couple of pierogi, I think I'd sign pretty much any contract, sight unseen.
A steady supply of things to read.
World wide webbery.
A space heater
Someone to bounce notions off of
A darn hot shower