I've been drawing and painting as a hobby since I was a lot shorter. Had this fantasy of becoming a professional artist when I was a kid, but eventually took a side path to my current profession as a truck driver, in order to feed my own kids. Art will always be a big part of who I am. When I retire in a few years, I may open a little sign shop in the country, and try my hand at chainsaw sculpting, pottery, plasma cutting, rustic furniture making, and whatever I feel inclined to do with my hands.
Anything to do with crafting or creating.
Anything Pixar puts out.
Don't read a lot of novels.
Ozric Tentacles, Quantum Fantay, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Machinae Supremacy, Santana, Enigma, Enya, and anything else that stimulates creativity, or is easy to listen to.