I think my favorite author would have to to be Jim Butcher. Not very well known nor one of the classics, but I love his humor and style especially with the Dresden Files.
If we are going for all times movies/tv shows well then I would have to say, in no particular order, star wars (original trilogy duh), firefly/serenity (if you don't recognize have I got a treat for you), Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones, oh and can't forget the Princess Bride, then you have to through in Castle, Stargate (all three of them), How I Met Your Mother, Lost Girl, Arrow, Sherlock, Elementary, Perception, and that is just to name the TV shows that come to mind at this moment.
I listen to pretty much any type of music, favorites are anything that as a beat that can be danced to.
Soup and Pizza are the favorites, one can put pretty much anything in soup or pizza.
family/friends (they are one and the same)
money, (superficial...yes, but it helps with a spontaneous lifestyle).