Despite my screen name I moved here over four years ago (which I can no longer claim is new in any way and makes me wish I could change my stupid screen name).
I work in tech, but am a late adopter of most technology. I'm much more likely to be able to repair a dishwasher than make two apps properly sync on a phone.
I think sense of humor is a good proxy for intelligence (and may be also world view). A really good fit is probably my top priority.
I find it hard to reveal my best qualities in this kind of profile without sound contrived, cocky, or cheesy--I'm sure most people feel this way too.
I can draw a pretty accurate map of the continental US from memory.
I think one of the best things about the bay area is how easy it is to get to beautiful natural places. I try hard to take advantage.
Sometimes people say I take a long time telling stories because I give lots of asides and focus on somewhat obscure minutia. Fuck that, those same people are often egging me on and laughing.
I love San Francisco--wandering around the city is one of my favorite pastimes--but every new place that opens in my neighborhood is more absurd than the last. These businesses are parodies of what bay area rich people like. I know I'm part of the reason they're opening, and I even indulge in many of the things I mock, but I wish it would slow down.
I am pretty sure that when I get old-old I am going to be a crazy volunteer docent at some natural or historic point of interest. I will be happy learning and repeating deep obscure knowledge (and occasional made up details) on some random topic.
I think sarcasm should be expressed by context and not by tone.
I usually tell people my flights are 20-30 minutes earlier than they actually are because I hate risking the timeline at the airport, but also hate the argument over what an acceptable arrival time is.
People seem to like whiskey, it's alright. I think I prefer cognac.
My favorite place in the world is a rural county in Quebec, Canada.