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!
I'm also a pretty avid fan of a selection of podcasts... Really enjoy Revisionist History and Invisibilia, for example.
Maybe one example of each is a decent starting point:
Book: The Jesus Man - Christos Tsiolkas.
Food: Mexican? And good quality pizza...!
My TV and movie examples were embarrassingly outdated, so I'm just gonna skip those! Loved Breaking Bad and Requiem for a Dream if that helps.
Also only message if you want to - no pressure. I'd hate someone to feel compelled - that'd likely make an awkward interaction...