Was lucky enough to arrive here just in time to watch the Giants win the World Series, which I was informed is kind of a big deal (a nice man explained it to me while he was setting fire to a wheelie-bin on Mission St). It's not every night you get to high-five an 80 year old lady waving a broom.
It's ace here. People are really friendly, the food is amazing and everyone has a dog.
After eight years, was wondering where would be next after London and my company offered me a permanent job out in the Bay. I signed up (of course) and haven't looked back.
I'm pretty focused on my work, but I really came out here for the lifestyle. Can't wait to get out and explore California. Skiing, wine, hiking, camping, bears, college football, trampoline dodgeball and surfing are all on my to do list.
That all sounds very active. I should point out that I do spend as much time chilling out with a coffee or a drink as I do wilderness camping/trampoline dodge-balling (if not more).
OUtside of this, I love the Game of Thrones books, Les Miserables, The Black Company, Evelyn Waugh, Terry Pratchett and Aldous Huxley and Ernest Hemingway.
For music, I'll enjoy going out to see almost anything. I can't think of any gig I've been to that I didn't enjoy. You'll frequently find me in front of the stage at the Independent, Rickshaw Stop and all the park festivals.
Today, I've been listening to Youngblood Hawk, Frightened Rabbit, Two Door Cinema Club, Fitz & the Tantrums, Dan Auerbach and Feist. Tomorrow will probably be completely different.
Good sneakers (I love walking/running all up and down the city)
Music - I mean, who could live without music? Anyone that says they could is actually an alien.
My bed - I love camping, sleeping rough and I'm no stranger to couch surfing, but nothing beats having a giant comfy bed to lie back on
Skiing - I'm not an amazing skier, only been doing it for a few years, but I spend most of the year waiting for it to snow so I can get back on it
My friends and family - yawn. Everyone must say that.