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My self-summary
A random list of things I like:

- 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.
What I’m doing with my life
Working some reasonable to excellent jobs. Carefully examining my navel.
I’m really good at
Listening, figuring out what you're trying to say, and then echoing back just the thing that makes it all clear.
The first things people usually notice about me
Adults notice that I'm silly.

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.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(Books) Stranger in a Strange Land, My Journey to Lhasa, All Tomorrow's Parties, Death in the Long Grass, A Biography of German.

(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.
Six things I could never do without
Slack time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- My own psychology. And yours.

- How I can manipulate my employer into giving me fun stuff to do.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
I don't know how to advise you. You're on your own with this one.
The two of us