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My self-summary
Always finding new ways to travel anywhere in the world, with my tent on my back and a good set of maps. If I had any ideals, it's to leave this planet in a very slightly better place than the way in which I found it.

I love to travel and see the world, but my heart will always be in the mountains; climbing, skiing, hiking, alpine adventures, anything at all will do. However, if you were to ring me up and say "hey, want to come to outer Mongolia to watch migration patterns of local ponies", then I'm there in a flash.
What I’m doing with my life
I just got hired at a translation agency, part marketing guy (oh God, I have so much to learn!), part talking to customers, part checking translations.

All I know is that it'll be really interesting!

As a side-gig I'm running my own home-catering affair; hire me to cook whatever you like in your own home kitchen! There's no end to how much I love cooking; the joy of sitting down with friends to a good meal, the sound of a good steak hitting sizzling butter, the crunch of new-season peas, stews in the winter when the weather's all gone to pieces, a big bowl of summer cherries so ripe you can just see the taste ...

Planning new hikes, new places to see, and new places to set up my tent.
I’m really good at
Arguing politics, but there's that saying that you should never discuss politics or money with people you've just met. What does that say?

Remembering the plots of movies and shows I've seen, I have no idea why, it's not a skill that helps anything.

Also, cooking, mostly french and italian, though I love indian and turkish/moroccan too. Going to the market is a treat :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shock doctrine - Naomi Klein
No Logo - Naomi Klein
Griftopia - Matt Taibbi
The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
A Moveable Feast - Hemingway
Local - Brian Wood
The Wind-up Bird Chronicles - Murakami
Pride and Prejudice - Austen
His Dark Materials trilogy - Pullman
Anything by Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, and Keats
Norton anthologies
(I was briefly tempted to do this in MLA citation ..)

The Silver spoon
Made in Italy - Giorgio Locatelli
The Game cookbook
The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller is, well, -amazing-.

Food - anything that's made with some care and love
Although: Oysters, Indian curry, French/British stews in winter, light pasta meals with wine in summer, anything seasonal and homemade really.

Music: Minus the bear, the Lions, Stars, Goldfish, Chopin's Nocturnes etc. etc.
Six things I could never do without
The mountains
My tent
Good food and drink
Big stacks of books
Fresh air
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the environment, the next trip, how good it would feel to strap on my backpack again and see new sights. What I'll be cooking over the weekend and what I should read next ...
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting in a good bar/pub, having drinks with friends or cooking with them
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm hungover I have a massive weakness for romantic comedies
The two of us