When I'm not doing that: TONS OF OTHER STUFF. My life is pretty full but I often miss sharing it with someone which is why I'm here..
Movies: I really love film but haven't been getting out enough. FRANTZ...a gorgeous poignant jewel of a film. Saw BROOKLYN....TWICE...because it is also just an amazing jewel of a film, with layers and layers about life, choices, growing, making (hard) decisions, of course love...and one of the most perfect portrayals of the immigrants' dilemma...I have one foot there...and one foot here. Spotlight (and I confess: Hateful 8 HA HA HA). Fury was superb (despite 'those' parts), Imitation Game, the new Star Wars (for being 'true')...I liked Django, Cloud Atlas, We Need to Talk About Kevin...Mommy (gives your French a run fer sure) An Education, The Reader, The Hours, Atonement, Snatch, Heist, The Departed, Mystic River*, Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis, Jason Bourne, Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi, 2001, Pale Rider (pretty much anything Clint did except the stupid comedies), La meglio gioventù, Lawrence, Passage to India, Merchant Ivory...etc oh dear I have gone on a bit. Well...film is wonderful, isn't it?
Music: oh that's a big one...U2 (all through the years, but Songs of Innocence gorgeous & intense), Sia!, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, June Tabor ('Ashore'), Altan, Mary Chapin Carpenter (a goddess..), Dylan (WAY before Stockholm ;-)), Joni, Emmylou, Santanna, Royksopp, The Knife, Talvin Singh, Eno, Michael Brecker, Joshua & Dewey Redman, Marcus Miller, Miles, Charles Lloyd, Coltrane, Monk...Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLaughlin, Pumpkins (Oceania!), Roddy Womble, Patti Smith, Richard (and Linda) Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Bach (Partitas for Violin), Brahms, Biber (Rosenkranzsonaten), Sibelius, Chopin, Vivaldi, Verdi, Youssou N'Dour, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Toure Kunda, Ismael Lo....so much music, so little time...I like live concerts, but don't get out enough. Saw Elton in Dec 2014, laugh if you want but one of the best shows I ever saw, he rocks. So: 'eclectic'
Food: spicy Asian, pancakes, biscuits, fresh bread (= stuff I like to make), 'country' Italian & French, grilling fish on a wood fire, fondue & raclette, omelettes aux truffes, white chocolate (sic)...and for me good food includes good wine :-)
wow I wrote a lot...left out 'Art' & 'Cities' like Beyeler, Hamburger Bahnhof, d'Orsay, MFA/ICA Boston, MOMA & of course the Whitney...ok i stop
Alors: recently I've read some really great 'life statements' from y'all Ladies, so in response: I never set out to 'have a family'. Was close once, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to make babies now. But if we match, and you've already got a child...well....I believe in the transformative power of love. I have seen a lot..and I have many friends whose kids delight me.
Alors: I find some of the OKC questions stupid, obnoxious, useless, too precise/narrow, or two wide-open and not worth answering. Stupid like "How would you feel if your partner's sister showed up with a video camera and wants to film you doing it with her gay chimpanzee in the city fountain".
On peut parler français und mein Deutsch ist gar nicht schlecht...ma per l'italiano devi un poco la pazienza ;-)