I like a little bit of everything (except country, country music makes me want to bury myself alive). Muse, Sirenia, Lacuna Coil, and Evanescence are some of my favorite artists. I love symphonic metal with lilting vocals and harmonies.
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm a sucker for dark, brooding, romantic poetry. Start reciting Edgar Allen Poe and you'll have me tranced. :)
I've been working on a story for going on 3 years and I don't even have 100 pages, in 24 point font, so that proves that I get easily distracted, but it also doesn't help that I get new ideas for the plot nearly every day...
My favorite books are Wildwood Dancing and A Dirty Job and my favorite movies are The Phantom of the Opera, A Knight's Tale, and The Fifth Element.
I ride horses in the English style, focusing mainly on hunter/jumpers and some dressage. My horse is a Belgian/Thoroughbred cross, 5 1/2 years old, blood bay in color, and 17 hands tall. He is the most honest horse I've ever met and a dear friend.
Aside from riding, I sing. It's the only other release I have.