Before moving back to New York (my hometown) for J-school, I lived in Russia for two years, working as an English teacher and as a copy editor at an English-language paper. Sometimes I miss Russia — every once in a while, an overheard word or phrase brings it all back — but basically I'm happy to be home. (If you're a Russophile we should have plenty to talk about.)
I've also been told I have a kind face; I like to think there's some truth in that.
Movies: McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Jules and Jim, Idiocracy
TV: Trailer Park Boys, Black Books, The Critic, Daria, The Simpsons
Music: Anything from Bach to Lou Reed (except the Eagles).
Food: Khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread). But really, I'll eat almost anything that's made well.