I'm from Ireland: Midleton, specifically (it's a distillery town near Cork). It was a small, boring city, and honestly I'm glad to be out of there, as pretty as it was. I did my undergrad in Trinity College, Dublin, and now I'm at UC Berkeley for my masters in Statistics. I like it here, and I might stay if I can find a job; unfortunately, I hear the only places to get a decent insurance gig are London and Vermont, so we'll see how that goes.
Ultimately, I'd like to start a brewpub or, ideally, a distillery. I'm certain that the politics of Whiskey are boring to most of you, so long story short Irish whiskey is not what it once was and I'd like to bring it back. I had a small brewery when I was an undergrad, and by small, I mean a couple gallons of beer a month in the closet of my apartment (I don't say flat anymore. I also don't call soccer football).
I've been working at furniture making, but I'm no good (yet).
I'm studying, trying to get a degree so I can get a job so I can get money so I can start my own distillery.
I learned to cook from my mum (and about a thousand hours of cooking shows). I like a nice lamb stew on an average night, oatmeal on an average morning, but I can dress it up when I need to. Seared tuna, braised short-ribs, beurre blanc sauce, et cetera.
I'm also a good bartender. My specialty is the daiquiri (not the little pink blended strawberry thing you folks drink stateside, I mean the strong rum and lime drink of Hemingway), and I've invented a drink called the Wolfe, which I find delicious.