I'm from the Bay Area and have lived in Oakland for a very long time. The city has changed so much and it's been interesting to witness. I live in the uptown neighborhood and feel constantly enriched by the experience of living in an urban environment. In conversations with others I can stay on the same topic for a long time without getting bored, and still have a tendency to get extremely animated and dramatic when I have strong feelings about something.
I'm a big fan of instant gratification.