My perfect day would be relaxing by the water, listening to the waves go by, watching how birds fly, noshing on seafood and freshly baked bread. My favorite vacation memories are nibbling on grilled chicken in a dark alley in Tokyo, and seeing totem poles up close in Vancouver.
My Pandora playlist is ridiculously eclectic switching between country, 80s music, bluegrass, gospel, ska, and electronica. I love good food, especially exploring new styles of cooking: Burmese noodles, Uzbeki dumplings, and new ways of fusing foods from across the world.
making up words in German
catching up on my reading list
In the queue: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Prometheus, Inception, and anything covering New York in the 70s and 80s.
Greek food, especially grilled octopus.
Japanese food, both sushi and non-sushi. Its especially fun to go to an izakaya and try everything from grilled chicken to monkfish. Its just as much fun to see how western food is made in Japan (spaghetti with shiitake mushrooms anyone?)
Dim sum, for the little moments of discovery when you find out just what is in the dumpling.
How words are born.
What I would do with a 3-D printer.