Recently I've been trying to practice thinking about this sort of thing. If you try to think about every question as a question about incentive structures, you'll get some questions wrong. But occasionally you'll come up with really interesting answers that you wouldn't have come up with otherwise.
Novels: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Jasper Fforde, unsongbook.com
TV Shows: I enjoyed Avatar: the Last Airbender and Firefly. I'm slowly working my way through Buffy at the moment. I've seen two episodes of Black Mirror and really enjoyed them.
Blogs: Slate Star Codex, hotelconcierge.tumblr.com.
Food: I'm fairly easy to please (uh, except for being vegan). My favorite Bay Area restaurant is probably Asmara Restaurant on Telegraph Ave in Oakland: it serves delicious and cheap Ethiopian food.
I just spent a week staying in a house which didn't have any musical instruments, and I got really antsy from not being able to play music properly. So musical instruments are another thing.
I really do love programming. I would be very sad to live without the opportunity to think about computer science and all the beautiful areas of math connected to it.
Over the last year, I've become accustomed to sleeping in very dark rooms, and now I have trouble sleeping in bright rooms. So, curtains.
I spend a lot of time calling people, and whenever I don't have my headset with me someone always wants to call me. So I basically carry that around with me wherever I go now.
I could live without it, but I really do love public transport. Cars are unpleasant and scary. I grew up in Townsville, Australia, where the public transport is quite limited, so the Bay Area feels like public transport heaven to me.
I have convinced previously monogamous people to date me polyamorously in the past, and I think that I wasn't nearly careful enough to cynically investigate my own motivations while I was telling them that polyamory is great.
If you're a man, please message me and talk me into going on a date with you.
Or if you're in the rationalist or EA scenes and want to say hi! Or if you want to talk about data structures or economics!