I'm more of a math/science guy, but I like languages and generally appreciate good spellers.
Been playing music since I was a kid. Always have some kind of a tune running though my head. If you see me on the street and I look a bit spaced, that probably explains it.
I keep active. Physically and mentally. I have a thing for getting up early on the weekends.
I can usually find a way to rationalize myself out of getting angry (is it really worth it?) unless it's really worth it.
In the same vein, I'm generally pretty mellow, but can get riled up when passions burn. My passions? Technology, music, and education. And you, hopefully.
Born in Montreal. Raised in NY. Word.
If you're using this field to differentiate me from the rest, I gotta raise my white flag. Apparently every other dude on this site is a software developer that plays guitar. Touche.
I can, however, say that I do enjoy going to work each day. I get to play god by hitting some keys on a keyboard and creating something that lives, thinks and breathes on its own. It helps that the technology I'm working on has nothing to do with finance or the web (you can't imagine how long it took to find a job like that in NY).
You gotta love what you do.
Update: I've moved to Israel to get my Masters. After 10 years it's still a bit of a trip to be a student again, though in retrospect I don't think I would have had it any other way.
Remembering and pronouncing your name.
I can usually figure out a song on the guitar pretty quickly after a listen or two.
My Shaggy impersonation supposedly isn't half bad.
Jazz: Parker, Coltrane, Mingus, Monk, Dolphy
Bossa: Jobim, Getz, Gilberto
Rock: Zappa, Tool, Primus, Rush, Chili Peppers
Hip Hop: Mos Def, Common, Ghostface
All things gypsy: Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box, Beirut, Besh O Drom
Other: Juan Garcia Esquivel!, Portishead, Stereolab, Danny Elfman, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Fela Kuti.
Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Hofstadter)
The User Illusion (Norretranders)
The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)
Calvin & Hobbes
Magazines (why don't they ever ask about this?):
I don't watch that much TV anymore (save some Hulu), but for posterity's sake:
The State. Mythbusters. Arrested Development. South Park.
Trigger Happy TV. The State. Insomniac. Mr. Show. Seinfeld.
The State. X-files (the good years). Simpsons (once upon a time). Looney Tunes. Community. Parks & Rec. Dexter. Breaking Bad. Louie.
did I mention The State?
The Princess Bride (I get crinkled eyebrows sometimes on this one. Have you SEEN it since you were 7?). Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. 12 Monkeys. Coming to America / Trading Places. My Cousin Vinny. City Of God. Adaptation. Man On Wire. The Lives of Others. Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison. The Matrix. Men In Black. South Park. Delicatessen. Amelie.
Obviously: Back to the Future, Office Space, Army of Darkness, Die Hard
I've given up on Tim Burton.
4. pita + hummus = awesome
5. the ability to count
Of course, there're always exceptions. Frequently, actually. So much for typical.
Except for the Dog Lawyer sketch. That was brilliant.
Pluses: a willingness to nerd out here and there, and being ok with a bit of grit (think backpacking trip).