I am an adventurous fellow. I'm up for most anything. I love going for long bike rides. I have taken three cross country bike rides. I love to experiment with food. Weekly swing dance sessions are a must for me. If I don't get out and move (dance, bike, long walk, etc.) I go crazy.
One day I plan to make it to Israel, Northern Ireland and back to Basque Country. I really want to see the places that people have been fighting over for such a long time. I'd really like to gain an understanding of the places beyond what I have read.
I will try most things three times before I say yay or nay to it. This has gotten me into some very awkward situations, but mostly it has been wonderfully successful and has also taught me a lot about myself. I am a kinky person (this might be a relative term as my partner comes home covered in bruises on a semi-regular basis). Also, through experimentation I have discovered I am frustratingly straight (frustration includes my own) and draw my line at kissing regarding male type people.
While I enjoy a lot of well written movies, I have a deep love for bad action movies.
I plan to be eccentric as an old man. I'm currently somewhere between a third and half way there. Looking forward to it.
**I am up for any culinary challenge. If you have something you want to try I am happy to work something out with you.**
I'm always playing with food and set aside time every week to experiment with it (you know, in between the dancing, biking and, um, life).
Oh and I swing and blues dance, a lot. If you haven't looked up blues dancing on youtube you should. It is one of the most fun types dances, ever.
In my down time, which is in short supply now-days, I devour sci-fi, fantasy, and some historical fiction books.
Having a good time, and getting others to do the same.
Pretending to be mature in front of my students.
Being a goofball.
My genuine nature.
Favorite movies: Easy Virtue and Master and Commander. I'm also a huge fan of bad action movies and well written dramas.
Favorite musician: Tom Waits and the Black Keys
I have a burgeoning love affair with the Blues.
Favorite Food: Peanut butter, Apples, German Apple Pancakes, cheese, and fall food.
A Good Kitchen (and all that goes with it)
Bromances (there seem to be so many in my life)
Working at a school I can't help but ponder what makes for good parenting and what makes bad parenting, how little I really know about it (seeing as I don't have kids) and how all of that affects the children. ("Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children!")
That if I had super powers I would be a villain... And I think I am okay with this.
Cooking for somebody.
Chilling with a book.
I'm only a little older than most of my students (up in my head) and it takes a lot to keep it from leaking out when I am at school.