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 on my commute ... I don't seem to have the attention span for print books as much anymore unless they're serious page turners (the Hunger Games series was one of those). The audiobooks I pick out at the library tend to be a mix of fiction (classics & current novels) and memoirs (listening to "When Breath Becomes Air" right now). 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 are so good I got sucked in. :) This Is Us. Saturday Night Live can be hit or miss, but every so often it'll have a gem. I loved Lost and Mad Men.