Despite my screen name I moved here over three years ago (which still feels new in some ways, but also makes me wish I could change my stupid screen name).
I like wandering aimlessly on weekend afternoons through parts of San Francisco I don’t know very well--chances are if you go up a hill, you get a good view.
While I love a good city wander, and can't imagine not living in a city, I try to get out of here and go to a nearby place outdoorsy place every other weekend.
I am pretty sure that when I get really old I am going to be a crazy volunteer docent at some natural or historic point of interest. I will be content knowing (or pretending to know) a lot of obscure knowledge on some random topic.
Sometimes people say I take a long time telling stories because I give lots of asides and focus on humorous but pointless minutia. Fuck that, those same people are often laughing as the setting and full context are thoroughly described.
I work at a car company, but do not own a car.
I’ve been to 48 states, due to frequent college road-tripping, and I like to play the game guess-which-states-I-haven’t-been-to. I can also draw a remarkably good map of the continental US from memory. Although it rarely comes up, when it does, it kills.
I think sarcasm must be expressed by context and never by tone. Unless you are sarcastically being sarcastic then you can throw some tone change in there. Do those two sentences make any sense?
I once watched eleven episodes of law and order in a single day—to be fair I was a naive teenager and this was long before law and order was played out.
I really like podcasts. Often I'll listen to quality NPR shows like RadioLab, TAL, or Planet Money, but more and more I find myself listening to shows where jackass comedians cynically comment on the crazy shit that celebrities do.
My favorite place in the world is a rural county in Quebec Province in Canada. I go there with my family in the summer. It’s beautiful, and I know it so well that I can fill all my time with things I like doing, which feeds back making me only like it more.