I lived in Chicago for 3 years when I was completing my Master's degree, and loved it there. Cold and windy in the winter? Yes. Hot and humid in the summer? Uh huh. Beautiful? Absolutely. Lots of fun people and tons of exciting things to do, and yes I am a Cubs fan at heart living in the Bay Area.
I've traveled abroad a few times to countries including Russia, Mexico, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, France, and Canada. I would love to travel to more countries, and back to a couple of those mentioned. I find accents of all locations fascinating, and if you have one (that sounds distinctly different than my own) I'll likely sit there listening to you talk and not quite paying attention to what you're actually saying.
I enjoy running and someday hope to run a half marathon. I've done several 5k's and a few other longer races. Advice/suggestions on races in the Bay are welcome. Going for a bike ride, however is my preference and going on long rides is the equivalent of clearing my brain as it is for those who run long distances. *Update: Just signed up for my first Bay Area 5k races - The Neon Run and Run or Dye. Totally stoked!!!*
I have a ridiculously long and semi-difficult to pronounce last name, and I hate spelling it out for people over the phone, and then being asked to pronounce it. Does it really matter? Because I'm sure you won't remember it anyway.
I can be rather sarcastic at times.
My favorite color is purple. I've had friends tell me I need to branch out and purchase clothes/accessories/etc in a different color. But if the color looks so well on me why would I want to change that? :)
I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 20+ years - It does not define who I am or what I do with my life, but it is a part of me.
I have never smoked a cigarette in my life, nor have I done any form of illicit drug, and I have no intention of ever starting.
I like to laugh, spend time with people, eat fantastic food and drink good wine, and do other fun things. I am water oriented, which is a good thing considering I moved next to the ocean.
...I'm clearly detail oriented.