- Chilling - Laughing - Personal Chemistry - Travelling - Comparative Linguistics - Cuban Big-band Latin Jazz - Modern Classical Sacred Choral Music
I work as a Software Engineer.
My father was in the army, so we moved around a lot. I was born in France. I lived in Italy during kindergarten and high school.
I collect language figurines -- I don't speak the languages fluently, but I have some nice pieces I keep. I speak some Italian, some French, a mouthful of Portuguese and a handful of American Sign Language.
My favorite countryside is in Tirolia - the steep river valleys that contain the border between Italy and Austria.
Right this moment, I wish I was lying in the grass in the center of a plaza somewhere in Germany or Italy.
I've played some musical instruments. I've done some jazz singing.
A few years ago, I took some acting classes at the State Theater. It was very rewarding and often frustrating. I finally stopped because I couldn't be "naked" enough to consistently act well. "Inside the Actor's Studio" is now one of my favorite programs.
Slacking is both delicious AND nutritious. I am functionally lazy.
I've long forgotten where I read the following quote, but I believe it whole-heartedly: "To a Buddhist, haste is a form of violence."
Yoga is cool. Every once in a while I get a really strong urge to meditate.
My mantra is "Omit needless words."
I believe that being funny is natural and, therefore, a responsibility. People sometimes choose not to be funny to enhance their gravity. Failing to be silly makes you suspect or means that you need to be nurtured.
Je parle un tres petit peu de francais.
Parlo italiano abbastanza bene. Abitavo in Verona e Vicenza.
Eu falo um pouco de portugues.
Children notice that I'm fun to play with.
Non-English speakers notice that I have a reasonable accent when I fumble with the few words I know in their language.
(Movies) Bliss, The Fifth Element, The Matrix, Scott Pilgrim and the Seven Evil Exes.
(TV) The Daily Show, Sex and the City, Rome, In Treatment, Rescue Me, Justified, Game of Thrones, Anthony Bourdain.
(Music) Mostly electronic, jazz and funk. I dislike Country unless I'm dancing to it.
(Food) I'm a pedestrian.
(Comedy) Eddie Izzard, Colin Quinn.
- How I can manipulate my employer into giving me fun stuff to do.