Asked my friends for a ringing endorsement and they threw me under the bus(not necessarily literally). Let that Turkish prison thing go brotha...(By the way, what do Turkish prisons have that we don't? We're pretty good at incarceration as far as I can tell.
Me: Make it fun, bring light, give a damn-my gig since the way back-thank parents. Born Mid-West-ethic, raised California-relaxed, live 'if this, therefore'/'on the other hand'. Loved and lost, but not afraid(a non-bulemic is appreciated). Love my country, respect nature(two tree-hugging photos not provided-just friends), hate that PR flacks can sleep at night, think modern irony is a plague. Uncle skills include dangerously-close pitching, barbie hair-critiques and dizzy piggy-backing(semi-retired). Moment as kid which helped:running down long dark driveway at night to escape what ever could have been in the trees, slipped in mud, did an amazing face-plant, got up, laughed, went inside. Must have impressed the head boggie-man dude 'cause they never did get me...
Just arrived. Thanks for saving my spot, or at least keeping that guy off my seat.
Wanderlust? Yep, and last few years have done my 'on the road' thing.(easier since my two bros and I built a vacation home outside Madison). Up/down, east-west, filling the imagination, finding the stories, though now can't believe am nostalgic for $2.50 gas.(At least Exxon's P.O. Box in the Caymans is happy..) Over-pond travel is a given. Lastly, and it's only fair to throw this up front, Roma and I have a major thing going on. It just happened. Well, I traveled to her, but still..
Architecture: Romanesque. River: Elbe. Speech: 'It Just Doesn't Matter". To re-live with wing girl: Autumn, Paris, quarter-moon, Eifel..tie..Capitoline, gelato, and our closest 200,000(free museum night). Writers: Rogers,Twain. Movies:Cary Grant using the old line: "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." Amen sir. Comedy is about...timing. See 'His Girl F', 'Awful Truth', 'Vacation', 'Mr. Mom'; Music: Frank, Nat, Cole P.-genius; Hank died at 29!(come on);Ella, Bing, Van, Sam C, Nina,Holiday-the theme is "damn"; more: Ray's "America the Beautiful" should be our National Anthem; Bob M's hope/J. Cash's conscience needed more than ever; 'Over the Rainbow' should be, 'Born in the USA' & 'Mississippi Gdamn' the real, America.
Words: Imagine what "let your heart be light" and "sleep in heavenly peace" have done for us.
You: Very quick on the uptake, even quicker to laugh, liberal'ness(ie: no Ayn-Rand free-for-all types), and at least a three-given traveler(ie 'let's f..ing go'. After that, it's all about electricity(the non-lethal kind.)