I majored in Sociology at UCSC, which I may as well have majored in Baked Potatoes at the International School of Carbohydrate Enthusiasts for the effect it has on my current life.
I never wanted to live in SF as a kid because (please read the next part in your best neurotic Jewish voice) the cars and the traffic and the people and the noise and the rent and oy vey!
But then most of my favorite people in the world moved here, I thought "Ah what the heck?", moved to SF, and have been here ever since. Living here through two Giants' World Series will be something I never forget. (Side note on that: who keeps old couches around just to burn them in the street when their favorite athletic club wins an important sporting title? Seems silly.)
Other highlights of living here: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bay to Breakers, burritos, having access to every kind of food, having access to fresh produce, knowing most bands/comedians will have a stop here...