I came out here to do postdoc in computational neuroscience, where the (lofty) goal of our lab is to reverse engineer the brain to better understand perception and cognition. What I quickly realized is that the bay area has a lot more to offer than just a postdoc, so I've re-adjusted quite a bit to take full advantage. Since coming here, I've become much more interested in nerdy stuff: computer science (machine learning, AI), math and physics, MOOCs and online education, technology/startups. And also less nerdy stuff: hiking / biking, healthy living, community and sustainability.
For fun, I enjoy going to music shows (and on rare occasions playing music), seeing movies (prefer smaller indie films over big blockbusters), seeing comedy shows, and going out with friends (prefer parties over clubs).