Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, On the Road, The Dharma Bums, The History of Love, Small Gods, Catch-22, Bukowski on occasion...
Movies: the Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, Sam Mendes, PTA, Tarantino, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Garden State, Big Fish, My Neighbor Totoro, Southland Tales, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In Bruges, Brick, Visioneers, Man on the Moon, Coraline, Big Fan
TV: Breaking Bad, Justified, Community, Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, The Shield, Dexter (Seasons 1-4, RIP), Louie, Scrubs, Dead Like Me, Party Down
Music: The Shins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, The Gorillaz, Death Cab for Cutie, Lupe Fiasco, Dave Matthews Band, Feist, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, The Naked and Famous, and so many more...
2) good music
3) an alarm clock
5) unfinished lists