I'm a professional writer/editor (although that sounds more glamorous than it really is) ... native Texan and proud of it ... and want to go hang gliding in the next five years (even though I am scared of heights and hate roller coasters).
Politically I lean left, and as tired as the phrase has gotten, "spiritual but not religious" fits me pretty well.
Books: These days I read online more than anything else (blogs & the like) and also listen to audio books some on my commute ... I don't seem to have the attention span for books as much anymore. A recent exception was the Hunger Games series. Visiting a good bookstore is still one of my favorite things to do.
Music: The Killers, Nickel Creek, Dar Williams,
Ray LaMontagne, Barenaked Ladies, '80s retro, a lot of musicals and soundtracks
Foods: Tex-Mex, Greek, Italian, German ... not a big fan of Asian food for the most part, but I can be talked into it on occasion ;)
TV: I love The Walking Dead. I skipped the first couple of seasons -- didn't think I could stomach the violence and gore -- but the storytelling and acting is so good I got sucked in. :) Saturday Night Live hasn't been that great lately, but every so often it'll have a gem. I loved Lost and Mad Men.