I was fortunate to spend some of my formative years abroad in Italy and Switzerland. That experience has given me a store house of amusing stories. One of my favorites was the time my parents dropped me off for a two week basketball camp in Zurich and only after they left did I discover the sole language spoken at this retreat was Swiss German, of which I understood zilch.
If my friends describe me as a quieter, intellectual type, that would be right, I think; yet they would also tell you I am no stodgy dusty bookworm. Going out on the town with friends, hosting dinner parties ,films, concerts and theater fill my time when not studying or working
Remembering faces and not names half as well
Hosting dinner parties and the like for friends
I listen well
My being intelligent without pretense; and good humored without carelessness.
S C R E E N Eternal Sunshine, Lost In Translation, Run Lola Run, Harold and Maude, Amadeus, The Usual Suspects, His Girl Friday, O Brother, The Fifth Element, Shawshank Redemption, Princess Bride, The Goonies, &c. Shows The IT Crowd, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Arrested Development, QI, Seinfeld, Twin Peaks, The Daily Show, any wildlife documentary with David Attenborough, &c.
M U S I C Spoon, The Smiths, Muse, The Velvet Underground, Queen, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Elliot Smith, Kate Bush, The Mountain Goats, Built To Spill, The Flaming Lips, Blind Pilot, Ratatat, Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Nina Simone, Prince, the Decemberists, &c. My taste is pretty diverse, and I always welcome being introduced to new things.
F O O D Ethiopian, ice cream (the real gelato I had in Italy takes the crown, as the best I've yet had), pizza (cooked in a wood-oven is ideal), Mexican, Thai, fresh NW Salmon, &c. I have eclectic taste in this category too, as with music you could say, &c.
Finding hilarity in all kinds of situations
Solid conversation as well as free and easy banter
Good friends and family