The back of the hill

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About me

Gender Male
Location San Francisco
Introduction Middle-aged, but younger looking than you. And hardly any arthritis. Really. Resident of the Bay Area, though formerly of somewhere in the Netherlands - living in Europe with a US passport can be an adventure. I should also mention that I am not a Red-Sea pedestrian. Make of that what you will.
Interests Snacks, badgers, pipes & tobacco, linguistics, Malayo-polynesian languages, Netherlandish dialects, Old English, Cantonese, bad puns, Dutch literature, Food, French apple tart, Buttered toast and marmalade, Condiments, Curry, Dim sum, Hong Kong milk tea, Chinese bakeries, Red bean pastries, San Francisco Chinatown, Hong Kong movies, Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn.
Favorite Movies King of Masks, A Chinese Ghost Story, Mommy Dearest, Apocalypse Now, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski.
Favorite Music A pleasing noise.
Favorite Books Ada, Pale Fire, Pnin, Six records of a floating life, Cookbooks, Simenon novels, Dutch-Indies literature, etymological dictionaries, Calvin & Hobbes, Frumpy the Clown, Pearls Before Swine, Piranha Club.

You can punch a hole in an apple using a straw. How do you think that makes your milkshake feel?

He was close, real close. I couldn't see him yet, but I could feel him, as if the boat were being sucked upriver and the water was flowing back...