I was born in Russia, and I lived there until I was nine and I like teaching people to say random words to say in my native tongue.
Immortality by Kundera, Master and Margarita, The Little Prince, We Learn Nothing, Dharma Bums, Nabokov...
Anything by Kustarica, random stop-motion/claymation cartoons, Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffany's
3) good conversation
4) comfy chairs with good books
6) sleeping through most of the afternoon every couple of weeks