Do you reach for the obscure book on the shelf and not one of the 50 copies of Twilight? Would you prefer to watch a Hitchcock movie than back to back episodes of the Kardashians? Are you a frequent flyer who would relish olde world train travel? Do you seek out the hole-in-the-wall local place and not the nearest chain restaurant? If so... Great!
So, the background... I'm half English/half Scottish, but a green carder here to stay (also on the track of citizenship... Gotta be ready to vote for Hilary 2016!). With the heraldry also comes the very dry sense of humor. I've acclimatized to Seattle sports and can't wait for the NHL to arrive. I run up a hill for 2 miles every evening I'm home, but not because it's fun. You may catch me saying 'zee' instead of 'zed' when my guard is down, but I try to keep the accent up. For work, I run the PNW division for a company in the television/film industry and also write about James Bond. It's very rewarding and great fun, and I've been lucky to travel to a lot of interesting places and meet fantastic people. But given a free choice I would love to be a journalist or a magazine editor in the late '50s/early '60s when the world was a bit more mysterious. Just without the chain smoking.
Things I will openly admit to not being able to do:
- Speak a foreign language with any fluency
- Roll my tongue
- Sleep before midnight
- Enjoy MTV reality shows
- Read a whole list in order without skipping to the end
If you can help with any of those (except MTV reality shows), or if you just want to know why olives (disgusting things) do not belong in a martini, drop me a line...