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 through parts of San Francisco I don’t know very well--I always find good stuff, and 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 go to a nearby outdoorsy place every couple weeks.
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 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 humorous but seemingly pointless minutia. Fuck that, those same people are often egging me on and laughing throughout.
I’ve been to 49 states, due, in part, to frequent college road-tripping. 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 in there. -- Does that make any sense?
I once watched eleven episodes of law and order in a single day—to be fair I was a teenager and this was long before law and order was played out.
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 comedians cynically comment on the crazy shit that celebrities do.
My favorite place in the world is a rural county in Quebec, 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 only makes me only like it more.