Despite my screen name I moved here over four 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 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 like going to nearby outdoorsy places as much as I can.
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.
I work at a car company, but do not own a car.
Sometimes people say I take a long time telling stories because I give lots of asides and focus on seemingly pointless minutia. Fuck that, those same people are often egging me on and laughing.
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 spewing out a lot of obscure knowledge (and occasional made up details) on some random topic. I suspect I won't be afraid to dress the part either.
I think sarcasm should be expressed by context and not by tone. Unless you are sarcastically being sarcastic then you probably need to use some tone -- Does that comment make any sense?
People seem to like whiskey, it's alright, but I like cognac.
I really like podcasts. Often I'll listen to NPR shows like RadioLab, TAL, or Planet Money, but more and more I find myself listening to shows where jackass amateur comedians cynically comment on the crazy shit that celebrities do.
My favorite place in the world is a rural county in Quebec, Canada.