And even in the midst of a crisis, I can always find some bit of humor. Life would probably be pretty insufferable without my sense of humor.
Books: Anything with Hemingway's short stories, pretty much anything by J.D. Salinger, Tom Stoppard, Isabel Allende, Tim O'Brien, or Augusten Burroughs. I loved Snow Falling on Cedars, The Alchemist, The Poisonwood Bible, Out Stealing Horses, Feast of Love, In Cold Blood, Dubliners, Angels In America, and of course all Harry Potter books.
Movies: American Beauty, Capote, Garden State, Aladdin, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Pan's Labyrinth, Snow Cake, Juno, Atonement, The Dark Knight, Feast of Love, The Last Kiss, Saved!, Crazy Stupid Love, Bridesmaids, Watchmen
TV Shows: The Office, Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, Flight of the Conchords, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, Weeds, Firefly, Kitchen Nightmares, Good Eats, CSI, Gossip Girl, Doctor Who, South Park
Music: Live music is the absolute best, especially at music festivals so I can wander from band to band. My favorite live shows have been The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews Band, Muse, St. Lucia, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Justice, Mumford & Sons, Fitz and the Tantrums... to name just a few. :)
5. Gum - only mint or cinnamon