I'm kind of realistic and fatalistic about some things but I'm also awfully optimistic. Basically, I think it's quite likely that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but I'm pretty confident everything will be OK in the end. I like to laugh and I do it a lot, but I'm also have regular freakouts about how US health care expenses will bankrupt the world.
I’ve lived in the Valley for over a year now, but I don’t really have close friends here; I’d like to change that, and I’m even willing to change my current terrible habit of spending two weekends out of every three out of town. I like hiking, travel (international and domestic, solo or accompanied), chilling with my friends, whatever. I like trying new things - glassblowing, kayak camping, tap dancing, yoga (actually now that I write this I realize it's been a while since I tried something properly new - feel free to supply suggestions).