(Could talk about this forevaaaaaaa so if you don't know what to use to start a conversation ... I can't help you out)
Brave New World, LOTR, On the Road, Perks of Being A Wallflower, Crime and Punishment, and most of the ancient Greek and Roman stuff. Herodotus is a no go though.
Love Beetjuice. (My home from school jam in my youth) Love most superhero movies, LOTR, Harry Potter, things with Kevin Spacey. Most Wes Anderson movies. Specifically: The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, Seven, Running With Scissors, Moonrise Kingdom, Star Wars,Saving Private Ryan, Goodfellas, The Prestige, Weeding Crashers, Zoolander, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and many more. Movies are amazing. I will watch most things and surprisingly enough find value in most of them, ergo not a movie snob.
Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Spartacus, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead.
Classic Rock through and through: Boston, Steve Miller Band, CCR, Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kansas, Guns and Roses etc ... Also have to rep the Shins as an Abq native. I like Hip Hop like Missy Elliot, Common, Blue Scholars, and even Niki Minaj. I really like to listen to whatever I find.
Vegetarian. SPICY. Middle eastern, Indian, Thai, and Mexican. But Chinese food is king 鱼香茄子，地三鲜，担担面，干煸四季豆, Yet to find anywhere that doesn't serve the food deep fried and glazed though T__T
A good story (person/movie/novel/etc)