As far as work goes, I have had a number of gratifying careers. I was an English teacher in Prague and Tokyo, a marketing guru in Silicon Valley and a stand-up comic in San Francisco. I currently practice law downtown. One day, I hope to captain a vessel dedicated to underwater exploration, a la Jacques Cousteau's Calypso.
Inventing cocktails: Just made one with fresh shiso and aloe juice. Very refreshing.
What I'm not doing with my life: disengaging from in-person conversations to look at my phone.
I'm working on lounge act to take advantage of the above.
Last book I read: Chronicle in Stone
What I'm reading now: Thinking Fast and Slow
Movies: Dr. Strangelove, Memento, Raising Arizona, Quiz Show, The Exorcist, Se7en, American Beauty, Whitnail and I, Airplane, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Manhattan, Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first Mesrine movie.
TV: Breaking Bad, Community, Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Peep Show, Homeland, Frozen Planet.
Note: I seem to lack the receptor that makes people respond to Mad Men. Ditto Downton Abbey (I mean, really, a maid serving a duke?).
Food: Italian (chicken piccata and marsala), Thai (green curry, tom yam goong, spicy beef salad), Peruvian (ceviche, ceviche, ceviche), Indian, skirt steak slathered in chimichurri sauce. Basically, anything with big flavors.
Restaurants I really like: Traif, St. Anselm.
Music: Stones, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Velvet Underground, punk, lots of other stuff. Not so much into electronic dance music, but my friends seem to enjoy it so I deal with it.
Activities: love love love scuba diving.
Theories of humor
Good locations for a scuba diving vacation
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