Possibly also bigger-picture relevant is that I am from LA (Pasadena), but went to boarding school in CT for two years, then college in Boston (BU), then stayed in Boston till I was 31 (one year in NYC during that time), so I have an East Coast touch, you could say. Those were formative years (not that these aren't).
And I am honest about my age here. I understand that most people my age aren't, but I have principles, darn it all.
(and disguising my avoidance of this question with a nonsensical analogy, it seems; maybe I'm just too cool for okcupid school--and all its blanket questions)
Okay, fine. ; ) I am currently a Copy Editor for a rather large corporate entity; before that did health and medical writing and also worked in public health research for a few years. In general, that field matched my altruistic tendencies. My current field matches my creative tendencies.
Overall, I like that my job tends to be full of variety, somewhat intellectual (English grammar is a sea of conundrums--plus the workplace is like a microcosm of society, thus highly entertaining in this way), often creative (seeing as how every ad is a unique concept), and often fun, due to my awesome coworkers (sometimes you just luck out in life), but that I also don't have to work overtime (except on occasion), so I have time for life outside of work.
On that note, outside of work, I try to explore everything LA has to offer, as many say. Missing that partner in crime, also as many say. Want to go on more road trips, damn it.
I also do a ton of yoga (Bikram, bitches! although I love all types) and love any type of exercise really. I've taken up spinning lately and even more lately, lifting weights. The latter is what's going to give me the body of my dreams. haha!
Too many good movies to list. Love anything by Wes Anderson (even if that's trite and some of it ain't all that) and many things by many others. Wish I could have lived Romancing the Stone. A while back, Drive rocked my world, and I saw it twice in the theater (unusual for me). Recently I enjoyed The Lobster quite a bit.
As for books, I am not a voracious reader of late (other than reading and writing all day at work), especially of fiction. (Ha - based on above, I guess I get my fiction fix from TV). If only I had a year off to get through The Infinite Jest... DFW rules.
Music: again, too much to list and I don't think we have to like the same music. A few big likes in the last 5+ years that come to mind are Neutral Milk Hotel, Dandy Warhols, Tapes n' Tapes, Juana Molina, Eleanor Friedberger, STRFKR, Edward Sharpe, Grizzly Bear, LCD Soundsystem, Au Revoir Simone, Animal Collective (even though they say Panda Bear is cooler), Suicide, Vampire Weekend, Santigold, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. All time faves? Velvet Underground, Simon and Garfunkel, Joy Division, Jane's Addiction, Jimi Hendrix, etc. to the power of infinity. I also like jazz and classical.
(apparently I'm into science analogies; see "What I'm doing with my life" above)
I'll also admit that I wouldn't mind having a guy in my life who is handy with tech support. And maybe auto support too. I could use a hand in these realms.
Oh, and if you don't sport V-neck t-shirts on a regular basis.