I feel really lucky, because grad school was such long, creeping, ceaseless degradation of all that is good–and I was worried that staying in the same field for a postdoc, I was in for more of the same. But everything’s been incredibly good at my new job - - the people, freedom, challenges, travel opportunities...
I’m pretty energetic, and been loving the bottomless rewards of exploring this area –
My favorite things at the moment are the coastal redwood parks, single track biking, indoor rock climbing, and trying out new hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
I’m good at making plans, then goading/wheedling/cajoling others to come along.
Cooking is meditation for me – about 3-4 times a week, I like to methodically dice things, hand-grind spices in a mortar, measure out things precisely… and I’ve been getting pretty good results. I love to cook for my friends.
I don’t like saying no to any potential new experience – (ha, this does not mean I do drugs—I don’t…). I’m not doing much with night-life since I got here, but that’s not really reflection of my lack of interest but more of what my friends are usually up for. I’m just as happy going to bars and clubs and karaoke too.
I think I value considerateness above most qualities. I think I’m a good listener, and I think its it’s own reward to make sure I understand the people around me.