Yeay everyone - thanks for taking the ball and running with it. Great responses!
The professor - now why didn't I think of him?? I guess I'm used to interpreting the question as who would I like to spend A LOT OF time with instead of who could help me get back to my regular life! BoarderGurl, yes, the Professor would be a helpful companion (and I always did have a crush on him anyway!) and Awamutu, a boat would be a good thing to meet. BTW who thought getting on a boat called the SS Minnow sounded like a good idea in the first place?
Kylenano, what is an Indexer (and did you get to see this week's lunar eclipse)? And Geddy, Wunti, and BoarderGurl, if you'd like to share, what is it you would like to teach or study?
I just realized I left off two answers myself:
My favourite country to visit: New Zealand or Wales
The thing that makes me feel most alive is: the scent of jasmine on the breeze on a warm spring evening.