Bike to work and love it.
Marin for hiking, swimming one long day every week : )
Looking for new music.
Yoga, tai chi.
Looking for dogs and babies to pet and smile at (respectively!).
keeping a beat (rhythm)
seeing both/all sides of an issue (empathy)
standing up for the 'little guy'; confronting bullies
My legs, if I'm in shorts, have gotten a lot of comments.
And people have so often asked, "What are you?" I am a mix of several gene pools so people tend to project all sorts of things on me because they cannot fit my looks in a box.
I love to read but am usually so busy that I rarely read more than a couple hours per week. Currently reading The Power of Now as well as Blues and Chaos, the music writings of Robert Palmer (addendum, 5/14: now finding more time to read and loving it; currently includes The Agony and the Ecstasy, about Michaelangelo, and Of Wolves and Men, by Barry Lopez). (1/16: now reading short stories by Chekov.....nice!)
Also like movies but rarely see any these days........if I ever have 2 hours to spend I'll usually chose another activity [however, cuddling up on a couch with a sweetie and watching a movie sounds much more appealing!]. Most recently watched Easy Rider for a second time....very enjoyable. Also recently watched Harold and Maude for the first time and loved it. Movies from past that would be on my favorites list would include Seven Samurai (?Kurosawa), Whale Rider, and Rabbit Proof Fence.
On TV (which I currently do not have) I prefer PBS-ish stuff, documentaries, sometimes sports (if the playoffs), (but I'll admit, I did like 30 Rock and Burn Notice, the latter because the bully always gets his due in the end). 12/15: I'm actually enjoying Buffy! (Im' a neophyte).
Food: also eclectic taste. I love to eat. I also like to cook, so that's a good combo. Pretty basic needs......almost never spend big money on a 'fancy' meal out. Eat nearly anything but diet quite heavy on VEGGIEs, esp greens, local and organic, YUM. But NOT a vegetarian (e.g., one of my favorite 'bases' for a meal is veggies sauteed with bacon).
Love to hear speak: Cornell West, Noam Chomsky, Joseph Campbell, to name a few.
Seriously, I don't like to become too attached to any material items. If there is something that I start to feel that I "cannot do without" then I may intentionally "do without it" for awhile. That said, I hate to be without my bike (when it's broken). I also hate to be without my car, only because that's my way of getting out of the city and into NATURE, wilderness, open space.
That's 4 items (kind of).......can't think of anything else other than perhaps my navel (that is how I try to maintain my ego at just the right degree of inflation/deflation).
I interpreted the question above quite literally...."things", as in material objects.
I do think the world would be a 'darker' and less joyful place without nature (including open space, wild animals, wild plants), dogs and children.
And, okay....alone time may come right after water and food, at least in part due to the high social demands of my work.
Finally, to approach this question from a different angle....what I always have in my backpack....just in case: arnica, curing pills, arm socks, and a headlamp (kind of a mini 'first aid/survival kit').
Though I DO enjoy thinking/planning about the dinner I'm gonna have any given night (I do love to eat!).
And during the right 'season', planning my next camping or backpacking trip.
And, related to this site, I wonder (don't really think about it a lot) how everybody can have a higher than average sex drive AND why my highest match percentages are very often with polyamorous women (!?)
Also, I'll admit here......I have one lie in my profile....a small and 'honest' lie (!)...(i.e., there are honorable reasons for it). I substituted two letters for one letter. If you can find it you get a prize
...let's save the rest for later!
Oh, and you should probably appreciate dry humor.