I love to travel and learn about other people and cultures. I've been to many places, many that don't qualify as a vacation destination. I was in Haiti when Aristides left power and was in the middle of a coup d'etat, also once found myself in Peru, stuck in between the Shining Star rebels and the government military. I've crossed the Atlas mountain on mountain bike, took ten people to the site of the Titanic to reclaim bottles of Bass Ale, swam inter islands in St. Martin and participated in New Years Day mass with Raul Castro on the Malecon in Cuba. My family lives in France and I go back to see them once a year.
I'm a consumer marketer and have worked with wine (Bonny Doon Vineyards, Cupcake) , spirits (Campari,Goldschlager, Cutty Sark), beer (Guinness, Bass, Pete's Brewing Company, Duval), coffee (Java City), chocolate (Coco Pete's), and high tech (NetFlix, HP).
Update: my snow powers are stronger than ever. This winter I showed up in the Alps and all was barren and dry. Two days later we had 2 meters of freshness. Actually made it flurry in Squaw this year, sadly that's all my powers could muster in this horrible drought.
I have unique music tastes that run go from Deadmau5, to Manu Chao, David Gray to Mozart but music is a big part of my life and I'm totally addicted to Pandora. I guess it's the artist and music rather than the genre that I like.
Movies, there are too many to mention, although I like indie films, I recently saw my first Dardenne Bro's movie Le Gamin aux Velo which was pretty awesome. I like the Coen Brothers too, The Piano, Life is Beautiful and Smillas sense of snow, plus all of the Bourne series. Like my literature, I also like period pieces like Amadeus, Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean de Florette, Camille Claudel. Yes, I'm a Depardieu fan.
I'm an omnivore in the food department (definitely my French heritage coming out there) and while I don't eat a lot, I really like good food. I'll try anything.
Additional things: Traveling, new ideas, the mountains, fresh snow and the blanket of silence it brings to the world, and water to swim in.