The way I typically describe myself is that I ask a lot of questions and probably answer too many.
I love people. I am very social and enjoy just about any topic other than cars and sports (okay they are somewhat enjoyable).
If I have a natural occupation, I suppose I see myself as a story teller. I love to tell stories, regardless of whether or not they are my own. Before I make a decision, I ask myself whether or not it would make a good story later. This usually results in less trouble than you might expect.
Before you get too worried, the opossum was for a school project.
I am currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and teaching English Language Arts at an international high school. It's an entirely different experience here. I almost feel guilty about how much I am enjoying myself.
I smile a lot.
I keep relaxed and try hard to help others do the same.
Harvey, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Batman: The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Clerks, Star Wars, Independence Day, Shaun of the Dead
The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, Steve Miller, Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Crane Wives, The Allman Brothers, The Who, Queen, WAR, Gil Scott-Heron, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Dropkick Murphys, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Guns N' Roses, Grateful Dead
In no particular order:
books that challenge me to think
microbrew (this can be a struggle in Korea at times)
kimbap (this will be a struggle whenever I leave Korea)
When I see how everyone mentions in their profile how much they love music, I wonder how this universal human condition evolved and why. A video I just found that sheds some light on this experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBluUZ4NnZg
Slime mold: unicellular or single-cellular, and its relationship to free will/individuality
My next blog entry. benteachesenglish.blogspot.com
In Korea, every Friday night is different, but I usually try to go out and maybe do something new. Last weekend it was ping pong and noraebong. The weekend before it was jimjilbang. This weekend, a joke party? (I'm not sure what that is either, but I'm willing to find out) My apartment isn't anything to write home about, so why stay in?
you love Carl Sagan, or penguins.
you live in HCMC and want someone to travel with. I'm always looking for new adventurers.
you are tired of boring people.