I'm curious for life, maintaining balance between adventure and stability, reason and emotion, laugh and cry, most of the time successfully. I'm a researcher both by my nature and my occupation, and I like to keep my mind busy. I keep dreaming, analyzing, wondering, and thank gods, forgetting things too. I enjoy pleasures that life offers, wholeheartedly, including wining and dining, cooking, cuddling, walking in the forest or by the sea, going out with friends, singing, traveling, reading, staying in with my cats, and sleeping in on weekends. On the other hand, I'm disciplined and don't avoid intense work or challenges. All in all, I take life as it is, and if I don't like it, I strive to change the things I can.
On a more professional note, I'm good at seeing what's behind the surface and understanding causes behind words and actions -- and mentoring students.
Update: I asked. Apparantly, I keep my eyes closed when talking intensively and verbalizing new ideas. Also, I smile a lot and talk with my hands, they say.
When it comes to movies, I could say that the weirder, the better. Some of my favorite movies are Alien, Aliens, Vertigo, The Birds, Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Little Miss Sunshine, Hanna, The Omen, Children of Men, 28 Days Later, Bram Stoker's Dracula, the Village, Orphanage, and the Others.
Well, maybe not that weird after all...but spooky, surprising and melancholic.
When I watch TV, I try to find a channel that has The Mentalist, The Walking Dead, X-files, Big Bang Theory, True Detective or Frasier going on.
Edit: Some months ago I gave my TV away and haven't missed it a bit. My plan was to follow the series I like online, but alas, I found myself prefering reading :) I'm totally out of the loop when it comes to new TV series but I'm happy to talk about the wonderful and some not so wonderful books I've read recently.
Edit, part two: After a year and a half, I have a TV again, almost by coincidence. The earlier mentioned series still seem to be my favorite ones.
My taste of music depends on my mood. I like Kent, AIR, Röyksopp, Kings of Convenience, Sigur Ros, Eleanoora Rosenholm, the Ark, Der Blaue Reiter, PMMP, Oomph, Pariisin Kevät, Olavi Uusivirta, Linkin Park, Magenta Skycode, Sin Cos Tan, and Rinneradio.
I love spicy food, fried fish, roasted root veggies, fresh berries, and aged cheese with full bodied red wine. Since I'm a pretty decent cook, I tend to eat well and thus stay happy.
Lake or sea
Close friends of mine
Meaningful job or other meaningful way to spend my days
Looking forward to hearing from you!