In college, I started off wanting to be a doctor for the sake of goal #1, then remembered I hate studying biology and ended up in grad school for philosophy. Then I dropped out, became a street musician, spent a year in Asia, and then finally started making money as a writer.
But eventually, the need to act like a real adult caught up with me, and here I am working at a tech company in San Francisco. Current plan for making the world a better place: become a wealthy philanthropist.
I still enjoy writing as a hobby, and read voraciously. I mostly read non-fiction, especially "smart" non-fiction (popular science, philosophy, history, etc). I don't listen to much music, in part because I'm too busy absorbing audiobooks and podcasts.
When I read fiction, it tends to be stuff that fucks with conventional storytelling norms—like George R. R. Martin, or the comic book that ask, "What if Superman were a communist dictator?" (Yes that exists and it is awesome.)
Current projects: trying to get the San Francisco Effective Altruism community better organized. Talk to me if you want advice on making the world a better place. Or, for that matter, if you're smart but currently stuck working for peanuts. I've been there.
Podcasts: Dan Savage.
Blogs: Paul Krugman, Robin Hanson, Vox.com.
Fanfic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.
TV Shows: Anything Joss Whedon, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black.
Comics: Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Garth Enis, Neil Gaiman.
Movies: Akira Kurosawa, Star Wars, superhero movies, Tom Cruise (when he's doing drama, so A Few Good Men etc.)
Food: Asian food. Especially terrible Asian food. Also terrible American food.
Webcomics: XKCD, Order of the Stick, Darths and Droids
If you want to know why clothes are on the list, but not food, let me put it this way: if I have clothes and a credit card, I can get food. But if I walked into a clothing store completely naked, waving a credit card and a baguette, I'd have problems.