-= Twenty Nine Short Facts About Me =-
I like lists. That should be self-evident. If I knew how to describe myself another way, I would.
Technologist moves to San Francisco... film at eleven.
I know how to operate a Ferris wheel.
Puns amuse me greatly.
If you take my picture, the chance I'll blink is about 99%.
My drinks of choice are Manhattans, Stingers, and Sidecars. I prefer to think of this as classic, not pretentious.
Discussions about the weather and the phrase "circle back" make me want to rip my ears off.
Promise #1 - I won't describe anything as "epic" unless we happen to be discussing Akkadian poetry or the films of David Lean.
I never break my promises.
Food is a passion. I can cook. Seriously. With ingredients and everything.
I miss having a dog. I'm hoping to remedy that soon.
From time to time, I'm wrong about something. I know how to apologize.
Promise #2 - I will not treat you badly. Apologies if you're into that.
I will make you laugh. A lot.
Adult education classes are a blast. I'm not sure which of glassblowing, criminology, or sushi making was best.
I am surprisingly good at metaphors and analogies.
I am intimidatingly good at pub trivia.
I tell long meandering stories, with tangents, asides, and backtracks, all the while forgetting the original point.
I have the uncanny ability to stumble upon great restaurants anywhere I go - memorable successes range from unbelievable fried chicken in Alabama to excellent sushi in Colorado (yes, really) to whatever that special mushroom dish in Munich was.
One winter, I lived at a ski house in Vermont.
I end up doing things a little bit differently. I skiboard (not a typo) instead of ski. Hiking is great, but canyoneering is better. I'm not trying to be contrary; I just form my own opinions.
My extensive library includes classics, mysteries, art, comics, crossword puzzles, games, films...
Among my most important knowledge is the best bakery in Boston.
I'm a pescatarian... unless I'm in a situation where it's far more interesting not to be (tasting menu at a five star restaurant, ballgame, Bizarre Asian Foods class, Alabama).
I want to travel to places whose very names evoke grand adventures: Marrakech, Istanbul, Samarkand, Wadi Rum, Abu Simbel, Ulan Bator, Bora Bora, Rapa Nui (and a couple that seem like pure fun: Icehotel near Kiruna, Buñol for La Tomatina)
Words fascinate me, from the definition to the sound and sometimes even the form... palimpsest, odalisque, syzygy, portmanteau, ne'er-do-well... Only the last couple come up in actual usage, but they're all still fun. Yeah, okay, I'm a word nerd.
The same day I cracked my head open, I learned how to whistle.
Hats don't appeal to me. I've tried all types and I'm not sure what the issue is. Vanity of the coiffure, I suppose. There it is... coiffure... see, I actually use words like that. Somebody has to.
Every March, I watch Ken Burns' Baseball, in preparation for another season.