Someone on the internet wrote a song about my OkCupid profile. What. ( http://tannerturner.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-darkest-part-of-the-deepest-ocean-sidonis-the-most-mystical-of-beasts-grew-lonelier-as-the-eons-etched-by-but-one-day-he-created-an-okcupid-profile-and-searched-high-and-low-for-love-and-o )
I'm a foodie, addicted to books and obscure music, an ex-scuba diver (not by choice), and really enjoy the fact that I can truthfully say the sentence "Before I moved to Costa Rica, when I was dealing cards at the underground burlesque joint." I'm still trying to figure out how to fit Japan in there somewhere.
I enjoy language, wordplay, math, logic, absurdity, beer, and spontaneous adventures.
Istanbul was amazing. You should go. Portugal might have been more amazing than Istanbul.
Right at this instant I'm using Japan as a base from which to work and visit many of the other Asian countries, because Asia is nifty. Also waiting for the US to legalize my job again. This is out of date, as I've now seen most of Asia and am sick of it. Need to move to Europe.
Shows -- Doctor Who, Sherlock (anything Steven Moffat consistently blows my mind), Top Gear, Daily Show, Real Time, No Reservations, A Cook's Tour, An Idiot Abroad, Planet Earth, Blue Planet. I like shows about people traveling the world and eating crazy tasty things.
Underground hiphop (Viro the Virus, Reef the Lost Cauze, Cradle Orchestra, Richie Cunning, Society of Invisibles)
Japanese jazz/hiphop fusion (Nujabes, Kondor, Blazo, Incise, DJ Okawari)
Blues (John Lee Hooker, Koerner, Ray, and Glover, "Spider" John Koerner)
Trance (Astral Projection, Armin Van Buuren)
Post-rock (Emancipator, This Will Destroy You, Rinoa, Jóhann Jóhannsson (Fordlandia is a fantastic album))
Food -- Indian, Thai, Korean, Japanese
Shockingly enough, I never liked coffee until I moved to Costa Rica. Now I'm addicted.
You have recommendations about travelling - Countries, places in countries, anything like that. The world's neat.