I am driven by two main philosophies:
1: Know more today about the world than I knew yesterday
2: Along the way, lessen the suffering of others.
I'm new to the San Francisco area. Do you have any recommendations of places to visit?
I gravitate toward new experiences and exciting adventure. I'm passionate about learning and experiencing excitement. My bosses have described me as "being attracted to interesting shiny things. I've gone sky diving, white water rafting, attended bar tending school, art lessons, guitar lessons, living social adrenaline rush weekend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC-fwTnsZPM
On weekends I'm out exploring, smiling at the recommended movies for my zip code on Netflix, robbing banks, checking out an interesting bars/groupon/living social events. However I can resemble a sloth before the crack of noon Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Telling amusing and ridiculous stories such as the skydiving story, tobacco sauce surprise, or 4'8 brunette tequila golf club attack.
Being passionate about education reform in US. I just saw waiting for superman. Do you have any recommended literature on the topic? This sums up my thoughts pretty well on the topic http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/01/20/danger-america-is-losing-its-edge-in-innovation/
Go watch Season 1 episode 2 of Archer. If you laugh at it you will click well with me.
Reading and keeping up with current events. I read Washington post, NY times, BBC, economist, al jazeera, daily show and real time with Bill Maher. (I'm curious about the world around me)
I rock at being big spoon.
I'm good at communicating new ideas well. I try to explain things by relating it to something my audience is familiar with. Like this
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Godfather, I am legend, I'll Go Home Then; It's Warm and It Has Chairs, Man's Search For Meaning, Jack Reacher series, One Flew Over the Cookoos Nest, Surely You're Joking Mr Feyman, The God Delusion, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Thích Nhất Hạnh books on mindfulness, Walk for Sunshine, Women: A Novel, World War Z, and technical books.
Batman: Hush, Battle for the Cowl Dark Knight Returns, Infinity Crisis Justice League of America: Tower of Babel, Killing Joke, Old Man Logan, X-men Days of Future Past
300, Avengers, Batman (Nolan Trilogy) Brick, Definitely Maybe, The Godfather, Goodfellas, Meet Joe Black, Iron Man, Shawshank Redemption, Silver Lining Playbook, Star Trek, Star Wars, Solitary Man, The Dark Knight, Transporter, When Harry Met Sally.
Archer, Arrow, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Californiacation, Daily Show, Dexter, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny, Jericho Nip Tuck, Real Time with Bill Maher, Sons of Anarchy, Star Trek, The Walking Dead
Music: I live on Pandora. I typically listen to alternative rock, or some indie acoustic band. But right now its this unusual mix of Latin acoustic.
Comedians: Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Robin Williams, Joe Rogan, Iliza Shlesinger
Food: Italian, Sushi, Asian Stir Fry, mammal flesh, and melted ice.
2: a sense of purpose
3: photos of puppies
5: peace/downtime (usually after number 4)
6: cozy bed.
Or if you're looking for platonic friend. I'm new to CA and I'm looking to expand my social circle.
Feel free ask me about any of the interest above, or tell me something interesting you've discovered.