I've been in San Francisco for more than 20 years, and have lived in the same neighborhood all that time. I love that SF is a city with all the cool, interesting, exasperating city stuff; and that I get to live in a place where the grocer says "Good morning, Evie" to me every day, and the boys (that is, the grown up men) gather most days in front of the cafe to gossip and talk sports and politics (and usually let me join them).
I've worked for myself since 2000, and love the not having a boss thing. My work is not particularly glamourous--I do accounting for nonprofits and small business--but it does suit me, even if I hate to admit it; and I feel very lucky that I actually enjoy working with nearly everyone I work closely with.*
*A friend recently told me that the rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition has been rescinded. I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea, but I'm working on it--as you can see.
I love most Robert Altman movies ("Nashville" is, I think, tremendously beautiful). Most special effects and fantasies (of the Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter variety) are wasted on me (or maybe I just haven't learned to appreciate them). I really like being manipulated by movies: I like getting sucked in, either visually or emotionally or both; and I almost never figure out who done it (I love the surprise).
I read more fiction than non (although currently reading "The Nine"--about the The Supremes); lately, more magazines than books (damned Netflix and its ability to serve up hours of quality distraction).
The ability to leave the city and walk around where it's green and quiet
Time to myself
Long, sweet kisses
A really good bra