I majored in Sociology at UCSC, which I may as well have majored in Baked Potatoes at the International School of Carbohydrate Enthusiasts for the effect it has on my current life.
I never wanted to live in SF as a kid because (please read the next part in your best neurotic Jewish voice) the cars and the traffic and the people and the noise and the rent and oy vey!
But then most of my favorite people in the world moved here, I thought "Ah what the heck?", moved to SF, and have been here ever since. Living here through two Giants' World Series will be something I never forget. (Side note on that: who keeps old couches around just to burn them in the street when their favorite athletic club wins an important sporting title? Seems silly.)
Other highlights of living here: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bay to Breakers, burritos, having access to every kind of food, having access to fresh produce, knowing most bands/comedians will have a stop here...
Anyway, that aside, I am living in San Francisco and am a foreman for a solar installation company.
I am alright at the drums. People seem to think I am pretty good at cooking. I enjoy making things out of wood and metal fasteners though rarely have the time. I have brewed some pretty decent beers, though again, have not been super active on that front recently.
Guilty pleasure category: Survivor - I watch with friends as a fun excuse for a mid week gathering.
Music: Titus Andronicus, The Bronx (Mariachi el Bronx as well), Propagandhi, They Might Be Giants, D4, HWM, World/Inferno, Cobra Skulls, Japandroids, uhm...many other things
Guilty pleasure category: Lots and lots of pop punk stuff. Like, lots.
Movies: I like movies.
Food: Best burger - Southern Pacific; best burrito - Cancun; best bakery - Arizmendi; best Chinese - Eric's; best overall food - Suppenkuche; best bigass sandwich - Sweet Chinito's; best non-SF place - Wildwood bakery in Sonoma County.
2. Three way tie for boring, standard answers: Music, friends, family (Is it bad that friends and family were placed below burritos? Maybe I am just hungry as I type this)
3. 49ers (the athletic football competitors, not the historic miners)
4. Good beer
6. Salsa (separate category from burritos. I say this because most places in SF do NOT have salsa bars; many do not even have decent Pico de Gallo. This is the real reason why the terrorists hate us.)
*Don't take this to mean I am a sad sack that hates my job; I like my job, but there is always that one task or one interaction or one crappy worker that just really demands a good ol'-fashioned bitch sesh.
In no way necessary, but bonus points if you dig punk music and can throw a football. And maybe don't mind the occasional poop joke. And you aren't a dude, because I think I may have just described a dude.