"Focus on searching for certain sub-genres. Sounds like you will not enjoy: Bop, Cool, Acid Jazz. You know you like Swing, so try fusion (jazz-rock), big band, and ragtime if you like happy-sounding solo piano.
"Every once in a while, a Canadian child is born who speaks with a New York accent. Maybe 1 in 10,000. Their parents pay a speech language pathologist $100 an hour to fix that. It's not an accent, it's a speech impediment!"
"Well if you do ever get around to planning a trip, keep me in the loop. I'll be in latin america for a few months this winter, but once I return I'd be happy to give a tour of Toronto and its different spas. (-:"
"Hi Alberto. The canoe is a rental. We took it on a trip to Algonquin park. Our campsite here is on lake Jubilee, separated from the nearest road by two other lakes. We had to carry this canoe and our gear over two portages to…"
Hamming it up at the Jail Hostel in Ottawa. It used to be a prison, but has been converted into a great hostel. I had great cell mates (of course, we could leave whenever we wanted). I never knew prison could be so much fun!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),
Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames
How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?
Though they aren't common in the United States, Jjimjilbangs, Banyas, Onsens, and Hamams are a great places to hang out. This is a group for men comfortable in their own skin and appreciate the eastern ideas of public bath houses.See More
"This sounds a little like back to the land or self sufficiency. Sounds fine to me. are women welcome? they are as interested in that kind of thing as men.
Mother Earth News used to be a good resource for this sort of thing."