I have lived in San Francisco for well over a decade - through two bubbles, and their subsequent bursting. I am not in the one-percent, nor do I want to occupy Wall Street. Politically I am somewhat middle-of-the-road, but with a very strong belief in individual rights. I favor PowerPoint over Word and communicate ably in bullet points. That's a lot of I, I, I's.
Speaking of bullet points, the extended short list is:
1. Reasonably tall, witty, educated professional.
2. Well traveled - Asia, Europe, Africa. I try and travel light, so not a lot of baggage
3. Enjoy wine and scotch. flirting with bourbon
4. Enjoy cooking and hosting friends at home
5. Had some real skills in racquetball and squash in my youth, but don't play either anymore. Poor at golf and tennis, but want to pursue the latter a bit more
1. Midnight's Children (I had to re-read so many lines because they were so damn clever)
2. Cuckold (very clever, and unusually irreverent for an Indian author)
3. A Suitable Boy (finishing it was like saying goodbye to an old friend)
Honorable mentions (in no particular order)
1. Family Matters (made a one time friend cry, she turned to me and said "I hate you", for recommending it to her)
2. English August (more a boy's thing. Very irreverent, but needed a better editor)
3. Red Earth and Pouring Rain (a great first half, and then peters out somewhat).
Favorite movie: The Matrix (really clever and, you know, Keanu Reeves is a pretty good actor if he does not have to talk much)
Favorite music (ians); Classic Rock generally – The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, The Beatles
Favorite shows: The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife (embarrassing, I know); Scrubs (past tense), Star Trek, The Next generation (John-Luc Picard, quite possibly the cleverest man on TV, ever)
Favorite foods: pretty eclectic, but Ethiopian, Korean, Malaysian are welcome. A nice, medium rare filet mignon with a glass or two of Left bank Bordeaux
1. Iced latte (preferably Blue Bottle)
2. The nanny
3. Neighborhood dog park (or Chrissy Field)
4. The Economist
5. The reverse commute