Based in SF btws.
I'm a good balance between positive (CA) and negative (MA). I grew up near the ocean, love it dearly, and am still trying to get used to the fact that I can't get in the water here: totally bizarre. I'm from outside Boston, lived in Austin TX for three years, and now have been out here for 7 years. Is California now home? Wouldn't turn down the Mediteranean, but I can't see myself going anywhere soon. Now here's some stuff I love.
I love food: cooking, exploring new restaurants, finding new street vendors and getting ice cream from bi-rite
I love music: playing in a band, going to shows, talking about favorite albums, listening
I love movies: Kurasawa, Bergman, Hitchcock, Polanski, auteurs, Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is probably my favorite film), Eastwood, westerns in general, and also have been known to relish a horror or zombie flick or two
I love history and non-fiction: I love reading history, particularly ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle East, and 20th Century history. Some favorite nonfiction authors: Kurlansky (food history), Hobsbawn (20th century), Cronon (developmental and 19th century), Susan Orlean (biography/profile pieces) and Jeffrey Steingarten (food)
I am also addicted to NPR.
I am brash, self deprecating, and amused