In a previous life, I was a school teacher: first in Miami teaching high schoolers English and debate, and later in Korea teaching adorable elementary students... I'll let you guess which I preferred.
Then I was, a commercial editor at a Hollywood trailer house and then at a (very) small advertising agency in Miami. Later still, I was a university administrator and production manager... which is just a nice way of saying I had to tell people what to do, which is less fun than you'd think.
Now I work with a non-profit to help improve the quality of life and educational futures of at risk youth in South Florida. It's a little bit nicer than looking at spreadsheets.
Movies: 28 Days Later, The 400 Blows, Amelie, The Beach, Blade Runner, Broken Flowers, Chungking Express, Fight Club, The Fifth Element, Ghostbusters, Glengarry Glen Ross, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lost in Translation, Primer, The Royal Tenenbaums, Serenity, Shaun of the Dead, Swingers, Total Recall, Trainspotting, Wet Hot American Summer
Music: Atom & His Package, Daft Punk, The Killers, The Mountain Goats, Reggie and The Full Effect, Stars
Food: I'm a sucker for most things Italian... and Japanese steakhouses! Actually, traveling though Japan made me appreciative of most of their food, with the exception of sushi; I've never been able to wrap my head around that.
And why not, let's put games, too: Uncharted series, Bioshock series, Mass Effect series, Mario Kart, Trials, You Don't Know Jack,
- Karaoke: I did this *a lot* when living in Korea and traveling through Japan... I keep wondering if there would be a market for private karaoke rooms in America.