Had a great life overseas, professionally and outside of work. I also learned some interesting stuff. For example, people used to tell me not worry because "The sun will always come up tomorrow", They were wrong, because when you live in Tromsø the sun does not come up for two months actually. I also learned its better when parents are not allowed to hit their kids, when there is less poverty, and when women are more equal so we should change that here.
About a year and a half ago I was given an offer I can't refuse from Google and moved here to Silicon Valley. Diversity, sunshine, it has a lot to offer.
I play flamenco-jazz guitar and go snowboarding in my spare time. Also VJ sometimes but dont actively look for gigs anymore. Had planned to start bodyboarding when I got here but a dislocated shoulder has kept me from doing that.
I spend time on OKCupid because it is more fun than bars (at least the ones in Mountain View), while presenting the possibility of finding romance. I am looking for something serious but would consider a short term distraction if you really are all that hot and not crazy.