- Scheming about some ambitious space project with my entrepeneur friend and trying to nurture it into something incredible
- Eating, sleeping, and making merry, oh and working on other things, like... you know... a normal office job. I have one of those too.
Science fiction (e.g. Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein) and history (e.g. Stephen E. Ambrose, A People's History, Three Kingdoms)
Most recently: Abundance by Peter Diamandis, Mission to Mars by Buzz Aldrin, and just starting Space Chronicles by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tarkovsky, not Tarantino;
Nostalghia, Stalker, Solaris,Interstellar, Brazil, Take Shelter, The Fountain, Ink, Why We Fight, Interstellar
- live music (not necessarily concerts)
- plays (e.g. Shakespeare)
- multisensory, avant garde experiences
Star Trek, Farscape, Game Of Thrones, Peep Show, Breaking Bad, BBC World News
I frequent Netflix... frequently.
Variety; generally not what's on the radio, usually not popular hip hop, pop, or rock, often not country (except Johnny Cash & the soundtrack to Fallout: New Vegas); Downtempo & electronica (e.g. Emancipator, Ronald Jenkees), 90's rock (e.g. grunge), 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's music (esp. prog rock)
Amenable; pescetarian, Ethiopian!, moderately spicy food, shrimp chow mein, Tania's stuffed pizza (only available in Royal Oak, MI).
In summation, I like what I like, and while I would love to tell you that I am JUST a sci-fi nerd, or JUST an art snob, that's not the truth. I try to be all-encompassing in my tastes, and if I hear it, see it, taste it, smell it, etc, and it pleases me I am apt to enjoy it as often as possible. So don't think that because I chose not to write a novel in this section about absolutely everything I enjoy, doesn't mean if you don't see your favorite band here that I won't listen to them with you.
6. Cliches for days
The structure and policies of the United States Government and how they could be improved.
Industry, technology, and infrastructure: how they can best utilized and augmented.
How to be a decent leader at startups without stifling or patronizing people.
How Pyrrhus of Epirus and Hannibal were defeated by Rome.
How humanity can expand into the stars.
Why I can never find anyone to play D&D with.
What makes a movie compelling and what makes it fall flat.
How the human race can be united.
How can I make 3-year old laptop run even better in spite of facing increasing diminishing returns.
Why there is suffering in the world and what purpose it serves, if any.
How awesome Morrowind is.
The best way to break into the private space sector.