I have a job with few regular meetings and a lot of digital interaction. I can get away with having headphones in pretty much all day if I need to. So lots of time on YouTube with tunes.
At night in my little Boston apartment, I move around the place with a small Bose speaker and, again, play stuff through YouTube... washing dishes is a great time for music, or even during dinner if I find something agreeable to the missus.
I usually get stoned sitting on the floor of my bathroom with the Bose speaker in my lap. I have crappy headphones, iPhone earbuds, and wireless headphones (also crappy) that connect to my phone. Every so often, I'll break out my ancient Dell laptop and tap into my external hard drive's trove of stuff, but I don't have good speakers to hook it up to.
So sadly, it's a lot of phone/laptop speakers if I'm not using my Bose. This all sounds rather pathetic, doesn't it? I mean, f*ck... city living. Blasting music with good speakers would make me a d*ck, at all of the apartments I've had.
My record player (and record collection, which is growing A LOT) is at my dad's house. I love my dad's house in the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire, so when I get a good excuse (Patriots in the Super Bowl) to go home for a weekend, I tend to play a ton of albums in my room (and rip a bong every 10 minutes).
But between city apartment living, a tolerant girlfriend who I do not want to make angry by playing Swans, and a lack of storage space, I am basically just a lame-o phone/laptop YouTube Millennial. YouTube has almost everything... just get AdBlock and you're all set. Sorry Neil Young, I'm of the MP3 generation.
Other times I regularly listen to music:
On my way home from work, 45 mins to an hour (which is trains and walking); I listen to the same LP every afternoon until I have it more or less memorized, which has been my routine for a few years and is very rewarding
My girlfriend and I watch everything together. I haven't watched a movie alone in years, which is funny because I barely watched movies with other people for a long time before this (including going to the movies). We do 2 Netflix DVD.com discs at a time and usually watch them on the weekend. We'll watch whatever TV show we have going during the week, generally.
It can be a bit of a pain to coordinate movie watching with another person (she'll be too tired or I'll be too tired). Also, I torture her with my selections and have to throw her a bone sometimes and watch some sh*te romcom. (This past Monday she asked: "Is this another samurai movie?" as I popped in Kurosawa's Sanjuro.) In general, though, she is very tolerant and has gone through a lot of foreign/arthouse/very old movies with me. I can't complain too much. We keep a log of everything we've watched and are at about 220 films.
I read in the evenings on weekdays if I'm not too tired or stoned. I try to set aside an hour or two on the weekends, too. My reading habits have been quite poor for some time but have improved lately after I finally finished Ulysses. It's nice to read Moby-Dick because most of the chapters are 2-3 pages, which makes it seem like you're making progress.
What a fascinating post, eh? Long story short: I'm a lazy tired 30-year-old stoner that is lucky to have a lenient life partner and a good salary. White privilege, amirite bros?!??