I have lived in Michigan, DC, and a couple of different places in California, but have loved my past couple of years living the Bay Area.
While passionate about politics and current events, I also have a rather nerdy side that I love to nourish.
I love my job, but am considering grad school or law school within the next year or two.
I have been living in the Bay Area the last couple of years and am enjoying exploring all the joys it has to offer.
When not working, I enjoy hiking, back-packing, film, photography, reading, and exploring new pockets of the Bay Area on foot or by bike.
Movies: Too many to really list, but my tastes are generally range from smaller, random art house flicks to the latest summer blockbuster. I love movies, but more importantly I love sharing movies with others. After a movie (even a bad movie), I enjoying discussing and debating it, how well was the narrative constructed? What is the film saying (deliberately or not) about society? Did it pass the Bechdel test? Did the film do what it was intending to do?
Shows: Doctor Who, ST: TNG, The Wire, The Simpsons (the classics, seasons 3-9), Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Community, Real Time w/ Bill Maher.
Music: Todd Snider, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Paul Simon, Marina & The Diamonds, Girl Talk, The Coup.
Food: Olives, sushi, truffle fries, fresh sourdough bread, goat cheese, homemade stir-fry dishes, and burritos from that place near my office.
Podcasts (this should be added): Savage Lovecast, WTF, Slate Political Gabfest, SModcast, Slate's Spoiler Specials
Massage (giving and receiving)
Conversation that is simultaneously intelligent, kind, and hilarious
Redwood trees (I don't need to live in or near them, I just need to know they exist)
Random Keywords: Liberal, political science, queer, gender, kinky, bdsm, photography, backpacking, hiking, film criticism, board games.