programming courses. Other than that I watch a little tv (Game of Thrones), I like to play poker (live when I can, otherwise online), hear live music and see plays (although it has been awhile).
As far as my musical tastes go, I am particularly partial to good lyrics, but good instrumentals are enough to get me to listen to it. Here are some of my favorite bands (in no particular order): Tool, A Pefect Circle, Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zepplin, Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Nirvana. I also like classical music, but I haven't listened to much in awhile. When I did I was partial to Motzart and Tchaikovsky.
Books: The Foundation Trilogy, Neuromancer, Ender's Game, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Martian Chronicles, The Mote in God's Eye, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Cryptonomicron, A Brief History of Time, and Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Favorite Movies (in no particular order): Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Twelve Monkeys, Requium for a Dream, V for Vendetta, A Beautiful Mind, Momento, The Butterfly Effect, The Princess Bride, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Life is Beautiful, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
2) A phone
3) My cat
4) A car
5) A shower
6) My glasses