In flux. Until a while ago I was an experience junkie, nomad traveler, bold but also self-posessed and a tad disconnected. I am still curious, but I am slowing down a bit, trying to settle more, find roots, learn to say "no" to an experience. Less YOLO and FOMO, more human connection. That said, I don't take myself all that seriously. We're all trying our best.
What I’m doing with my life
Campaigning. Observing elections. Building web stuff. Me gusta probar cosas nuevas. :-)
I’m really good at
Karaoke. My Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra are legendary!
Trying new stuff. I am super curious.
Listening, Empathy. I love hearing people.
Debating without fighting.
Learning from others, and sharing knowledge.
Hugs. I love hugging and being hugged :-D
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. I smile a lot, and have "crow feet" wrinkles from it. :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love eating good food. "Travelling by food" is a great concept.
Imaginative techno. Classical Music. Cardigans. Depeche Mode. The Misa Criolla sung by Mercedes Sosa. Chinese Man. All over the place, really.
The Matrix. Inception. I never get bored of that.
Some books to are escape, some are to learn from. Most of Murakami. Harry Potter. His Dark Materials. The Bartimeus Trilogy. Naomi Klein's "No Logo". Bill McKibben's "The Deep Economy". Most older Paul Auster, some of John Irving. Kundera. Daniel Suarez (though "Influx" sucked a bit).
The six things I could never do without
Internet. I know, obvious, but true. I can totally do without a TV though, and have been for the last 12 years.
Books, lots of books.
Good conversation over good food.
The warmth of human touch.
Mate. The Argentine original - yerba with gourd and bombilla.
An occasional glass of old Scotch, with a piece of good chocolate.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People. What drives them. What defines a person.
The way the world is, and could be. That includes politics.
Science and Engineering (but don't worry, I have a low geek factor).
Interesting kinks. Beauty.
Traffic and construction in Buenos Aires *ugh*
On a typical Friday night I am
Being social and outside, hopefully.
Failing that, at home with a good book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are few things I'm not willing to try at least once.
You should message me if
You love humankind, at least a little. You are tolerant with both yourself and others, and open to what's different. You know that you don't know. You are courageous (sometimes).
If you agree with Nitzsche on this: "Ich sage euch: man muss noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können."
You can laugh when I step on your feet because I still can't dance proper tango. ;-)