I really do like my job, but it takes a lot out of me, so my motto has always been: "Work efficiently and play leisurely." I'm going out on a limb to say that not every weekend is about hiking forty miles uphill both ways. Sometimes, I get up early to do something physical or to get out of town; sometimes I stay in bed, reading and planning a dim sum run.
I've been lucky to get to travel, by myself and with friends and family (and even colleagues). I went to Iceland this past summer and it was awesome on a number of levels.
I mostly work with kids who struggle in school, usually because of a learning challenge, and get them back on track and enjoying learning again. On any given day, my oldest student could be reading The Scarlet Letter and my youngest student could be working on addition, so it's never boring.
Yes, food. All sorts. Mexican is a personal favorite. After living in New York, I vowed to never take California Mexican for granted again. I'm willing to go on record that New York bagels and challah are better, though.
Picking a favorite book is too hard, so I'll say that the last book I really liked was The Whites by Richard Price. I used to read Charlotte's Web aloud to my first grade class every year and it was always a pleasure to revisit it.
really nice sheets
tortillas with avocado and kosher salt
my glasses (and probably the only one that is a true necessity)
I've seen almost every episode of The Wire and Treme, but I think a lot about why The Wire is the better show.