I left Miami 17 years ago to go to school in Nashville, Rio & London (one of these things is not like the other), and then to Seattle for work. After living out west for almost a decade, it's time to move back.
I listen to way too much news, in fact I'm an NPR junkie, and every radio I have, from my iPod to my shower-alarm has it on.I don't read books, alas, cause I try to keep up with my subscription to The Economist. It comes every week, and I always feel like I'm behind.
Like many people, I'm into athletics. I'm a recovering gym-rat, and used to play capoeira, but while I was living in Seattle, I'd rock-climb, sea kayak, and snowboard, because those were just the "things to do" in Seattle. The mountains were so close to me, I just had to take advantage. In the past couple of years, I've started to race in Ironman triathlons (2.4ml swim, 112m bike, 26.2 run in one day) to raise funds for Multiple Scerlosis/Cancer Research. I couple of my friends suffer from these diseases, and I was impressed by how generous people can be while I was fund-raising.
Since I've lived in some many places, I've come to learn that every city has it's pros/cons, and it's best to "...when in Rome, do as Romans do..." What I mean by that is to embrace the best things that each city has to offer. Since I won't be able to snowboard in Miami anymore, I'll need to figure out what to do here (just moved back Oct 23). Paddle-board? Playing in traffic on US-1?
I like doing anything new that teaches me something or provides a new experience.
Confession: I'm a little bit of a tree hugger, because the whole "climate change" issue concerns me. I prefer to walk than drive, and when I drive, I prefer to drive fuel-efficient cars. Not very "Miami" of me, but I'd like to think if I ever had kids, that they won't ask me "why did you trash the planet?"
When I meet new people, I often like to ask them the following question, because their answer tells me so much about them:
"If you could go anywhere outside the USA, and neither time more money were an issue, where would you go and why?"
Oh, and if you're thinking "how do i start a conversation with this guy, just answer me as many of these...
Boxers or Briiefs?
Trucks or Sports cars?
Beer or Wine?
Republican or Democrat?
Facial hair or sans?
sweet or salty?
chocolate or cheesecake?
comedy or horror flick?
Salsa or merengue?
Tatoo or sans?