Seattle is not my native land. It's been several years now, and besides my yearning for bagels, pizza, and jaywalkers, I feel at home. I think I almost felt like a native when the doctor told me that I'm vitamin d deficient :)
Separately, I like my work - coming up with the plan to get helpful products in the hands of the people. It's usually fun and it's a living, even better.
Additionally I find that I'm really adept at doing a quick study of history and culture so I could be a great tour guide of many places, even if I haven't been there. The one obstacle is a poor natural sense of direction, but I've been working to overcome that for a while now. It's moving in the right direction.
I also appreciate the well - placed pun.
Books: Fiction + Non-Fiction. Some big ones on the list include any Murakami, Underworld, Cloud Atlas, the LBJ bios, American Gods, Gotham and Infinite Jest.
Movies: There are those that are wonderfully good and terribly bad, I tend to like the extremes and skip the middle. For example, Road House and the Big Lebowski both have a home in my collection. Add to that anything by the Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, involving a lightsaber, or a hobbit. (What you didn't realize I was into that yet? C'mon... Read between the lines here or just make the assumption that when in Seattle...)
Music: Wilco, the blues, Springsteen make up the top of the reliable list. Classic rock is always a nice standby, too. Latest hits include Midlake, The National, and Neko Case (solo). If you read pitchfork and take a random 10 bands, maybe I like and have heard of 1 or 2 :) And if it's live, I generally like all of it as long as not too much beer is being spilled on me. I don't go all the time, but try to keep it steady.
Food: All kinds save the uber-sweet. I also don't like coconuts in any form. Definitely a fan of food, from the delicious taco trucks of Mexico City to the gastropubs of Seattle to a haute cuisine tasting menu where hopefully some unknown benefactor foots the bill.