A friend of mine recently described me as "passionately curious about the world", which is probably one of the biggest compliments I've ever received. I just got back from 3+ months of traveling and working in Malawi, and I really can't wait to strap my pack on and get going again. Life is just different when your morning commute buddies are monkeys and baboons.
When I'm not in class or studying, I'm exploring San Francisco by bus, bike or foot and listening to the latest episode of my favorite podcasts. Many an ill-timed joke from Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me has earned me, what I call, the "San Francisco weirdo" look from people on the bus because I couldn't contain a laugh.
I try not to idle for too long so I'm constantly on the search for new things to try and new places to check out. Recently, I picked up rock climbing at Mission Cliffs and homebrewing. I'm also big fan of sports, especially college football, and a long distance runner. Up next on my list: trying a spin class, biking the Marin headlands, hiking Big Sur, and reading a non-fiction book from cover to cover (A Song of Ice and Fire problems...).