I think working in a difficult area keeps me pretty grounded and puts things in perspective. I'm not prone to being a drama queen! :-)
I'm also a very social creature - spend a lot of time with good friends. I like keeping busy - I don't lead much of a sedentary lifestyle, unless I've socialised too hard and it becomes necessary!
Maybe one example of each is a decent starting point:
Book: The Jesus Man - Christos Tsiolkas
Movie: Boys don't cry
TV show: Breaking Bad
Food: Mexican? And good quality pizza...!
Also only message if you want to - no pressure. I'd hate someone to feel compelled - that'd likely make an awkward interaction...