Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
Since I bought a bicycle, I have been trying to get my colleagues to go to lunch outside the university, but they are lazy bums and usually give some excuse ("It is raining", "I will have a huge dinner, so I will not have lunch", etc.) and just go to the cafeteria nearby instead. Sometimes I manage to convince one of them to come with me though. Recently, the trick seems to be to suggest going for soup curry, a local Sapporo specialty.