In terms of interests and whatnot, I enjoy traveling. There's a Steinbeck quote that I've recently seen that resonates with me: "We do not take a trip-A Trip takes us". I just got back from Portugal, which was a blast, and now it is time for planning the next adventure-any suggestions on what to see/do there are more than welcome! I love exploring a new place and walking around and getting lost in the sights and sounds of a city. I do indeed have a bucket list, though it seems to get bigger as time goes on-I like to cross at least one country or state off my list per year.
Though I am from New England, I have never been skiing. Apparently that's kind of a big deal.
Being from Boston, I also am a big fan of all the local teams, though since I went to school in New York, people think I suddenly became a Yankee fan (though I won't judge too harshly if you are a Yankee fan :) or not a sports fan at all ). I'm also a big soccer fan and play myself, which is a blast, even if the scoreboard doesn't match the enthusiasm. I mostly play goalie, which I rock with my Gianluigi Buffon jersey, giving at least the veneer that I am a force to be reckoned with-mega bonus points if you know who Buffon is!
I also collect a lot of interesting and weird things (feel free to ask if you are interested) and have decided to take up chair caning, giving me at least one handicraft skill. I also possess a vast knowledge of useless and inane trivia-some would call this a skill, some are just horrified when I am able to spout off random pieces of trivia in conversation-I'll let you be the judge.
As for my username, could it be I have an unhealthy love of the smurfs (or should I say dislike of the smurfs considering my name)? Possibly yes, possibly no, possibly a snap decision when signing up for this site. I suppose if you want to really know, you can always message me!
I also have a very dry sense of humor, which I guess isn't a trait noticeable at first.
Movies-Cinema Paradiso (the original cut)-by far my favorite movie-the ending gets to me every time, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, and Anchorman.
Music-I am pretty open to anything, though I will always have a special place in my heart for MC Hammer and Hootie and the Blowfish. Ah, classic 90's music.
Food-pretty open, except for tomatoes and all tomato based products, which is ironic since I am Italian and all-it is quite the scandal in my family. Other than tomatoes, I'm willing to try anything at least once.
TV-The Wire-best TV series ever. Also, big fan of 30 Rock, Family Guy, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Brooklyn 99, Last Man on Earth, Simpsons (I have gotten back into the classic old episodes recently), and am a big fan of the old sitcoms such as Seinfeld, Scrubs, and yes, the Golden Girls.
-How can I take better quality photos with my camera
-How I should write a guide book for proper T behavior and protocol. People don't know how to behave on the T.
-The fact that 90's music is now considered "classic rock"
-If I was a pro athlete, what would be my "entrance/introduction" music (there is an answer to that question)
-If I had a dog, I would call him Barky Bark (goes without saying all additional dogs would be referred to as the Funky Bunch)
-Why there isn't a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego app and how I would totally buy one if there was...
-Where to travel to next...