I just got back from a three-year trip to Japan, where I studied the language and then taught an everyday kindergarten class. Best job of my entire life. I also took a month-long trip around the pilgrimage route in Shikoku, which was an absolutely fantastic experience. I kept a messy (but fairly consistent) blog of the trip, and if reading rambling travel-related incoherence is your thing, I have a link for you.
I love travel. I spent a good amount of time in Japan and learned Japanese. I'm in Taiwan right now and I really want to learn Chinese as well. Maybe you could help me? ;)
Anyway, I'm currently working at an English school in New Taipei City. I have weekends off, and M-T-Th I'm off work at 6:30. W-F I work until pretty late, though.
- Teaching English
- Having fun with kids
- Language learning
Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan, etc. Anything that is clever, makes you think, or otherwise has some redeeming value. I prefer audiobooks because I can pace around and clean stuff as I focus on what's being said. It stops my mind from wandering like it would do if I were only reading.
David Attenborough makes movies that make me love the planet Earth *even more*. I also enjoy movies that are funny. I'm a big comedy fan. Not sure I have a favorite, though.
Okay, this might be a deal-breaker (or a deal-maker depending on where you stand) but I love Dr. Who. I also love modern cartoons. Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe (especially!), as well as the good ol' standbys like Family Guy and Futurama.
That having been said, I actually prefer not to watch the actual television. Feels like a waste of time. I track down the shows I want to watch online and do it that way so I limit my television time.
Everything. I'm gonna put my 30 gig playlist on random and list the first few artists that come up. A Tribe Called Quest, Airmen of Note (the U.S.A.F. jazz band), The theme from Cinnabar Island from the original Pokemon, Al Green,Satellite High (You should really check this guy out if you like hip hop), Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker, Tower of Power, Shostakovich, Robert Johnson, Paul Gilbert. Movits!, ... you get the idea.
I'm a sucker for Italian food. After spending three years in Japan I've come to enjoy Japanese and Chinese food. Good stuff.
I'm trying to cut down on my meat intake. I can't really sympathize with vegans, but I think by the end of next year I may be a vegetarian.
2) Wheel and axle
4) Inclined plane