In my 5 years in Miami, I developed a hobby for bar-tending/mixology. I have a sizable collection of spirits and bar tools in my home with which I like to host and experiment. Since then, I have moved to San Francisco and have been living here for about 8 years. In these years, I have done a fair amount of traveling--to Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America--and it has become my most recent hobby. However, it always feels good to come back home to SF. I intend to continue traveling for a long time, but am seeking good company to enjoy it with.
Countries I've been: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (England only).
Update: I no longer have the goatee. Got bored with it, but it took me 8 years. :-)
I'm trying, now, to focus more on self-improvement and social networking and hoping to meet a person who can help me find balance between work and play. Having a reason to leave work more often might shift that. Additionally, I am trying to take more vacations... wanna come?
Also, I am great with a mountain bike.
I am not much of a reader since my nose is stuck in e-mails all day. However, I really enjoy periodicals; mostly pertaining to science, tech, and business. Yes, I am a bit of a geek when it comes to my topics of interest; so, I won't delve any deeper--not yet, at least. :-)
I am fascinated by most Disney (and also non-Disney) animated flicks. I have gone to school for Computer Animation for a bit which illustrates by fondness for these types of movies. Other than that, I really enjoy Sci-Fi, Action, or Ancient War movies. Braveheart is one of my favorites.
I don't watch too many shows, but when I do, Family Guy is what I hunt for when I turn on the TV. I really enjoy the surreal/absurd level of humor. That, and anything on HBO; I can't live without it. HBO Series tend to be great hits. Rome, Big Love, Boardwalk Empire, and, now, Game of Thrones are a few of my favorites.
I love electronic music, all forms of it: Dance, Trance, House, Lounge, etc. Listening to music is a big part of my life and I must have it with me everywhere. I also have been recently getting into the Jazz groove--contemporary mainly, but especially of the latin nature, like Bossa Nova. I do enjoy a good Jazz performance at Yoshi's SF. However, it does not stop at just these styles. I assure you, I have something to please anyone's ear. (It's a shame I don't know how to play an instrument.)
I'll keep this one short: I like all food; one of my favorite things to do is dining out and experiencing all different types of cuisine. If I did not study computers, then I would have most likely been in the culinary arts field--yes, this means I know how to cook. :-) I do hope to open up my own restaurant some day... soon.
--Update: just got back from Colombia.
3) My smart phone.
4) Good Food/Wine (with or without good Company, but preferably with)
5) A Nearby Beach/Ocean.
I am, however, always up for pizza and a movie at home with good company.
... and you are interested in making a new friend, first.