Despite that, I could care less for pretension and I'd rather goof around and get into trouble than talk about something "smart" to impress one another.
I also just moved here from LA after a few years of working on indie films and commercials. I've got a bit of entrepreneurial bug though, and I'm starting to move more and more in that direction professionally.
Here's a Whitman excerpt I really identify with:
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then, I contradict myself.
I am large,
I contain multitudes.