(When I was little, my dream was to be a garbage man so I could hang off the back of the trucks OR to work at the Milford Plaza because of those snazzy "Lullaby of Broadway" commercials. I am doing neither of those things with my life. Maybe this belongs in the "Most private thing I'm willing to admit" section? Probably.)
Movies: Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki, Godard, De Palma, Woody Allen, Argento, Hitchcock, Working Girl
Music: Robyn, Bat for Lashes, M.I.A., Patrick Wolf, M83, Portishead, Bjork, Liz Phair, Frank Sinatra, Missy Elliott, Jeff Buckley, The Cure, early New Order, '90s Radiohead, old school Ani DiFranco, Samantha Fox
Also, I spend a lot of time thinking about whether the products we buy are designed to make things worse so that we keep buying them. Which is counter-intuitive, since we'd probably stop using them if they didn't work, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it.