I moved back to OC in December.
While I still have some really close friends and family in the area, they're all pretty settled--getting married, having kids, buying houses.
I've got a pretty fun social network at work, but I'd rather not date anyone from the office, if I can avoid it.
So yeah, I might as well join my fellow .com-generationers and check out this online dating thing...
Now that I'm working so much, I've kind of switched back to fiction. Currently, I've got a major literary crush on Jonathan Franzen. I plowed through Freedom in a couple of days, but am forcing myself to take things slower with The Corrections. Gotta savor it! haha.
I used to be big on movies, but i feel like I'm always disappointed when I go to theater these days. Especially when amazing shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, Louie, and 30 Rock can be streamed from the comfort of my own bed.
I really like theater, and now that I'm living literally across the street from the Segerstrom and South Coast Rep, I'm hoping to go more.
Here's a short list of music, movies and books that I like (gotta keep that OKCupid algorithm happy!):
Electronic and minimal house, Wax Taylor, Ratatat, Beck, Ed Banger Records, IAM, Beirut, Ojos de Brujo, Goldfrapp, Calexico, Johanna Newsom, Jolie Holland, Caravan Palace, Jurassic 5, Sleepy Sun, flamenco, jazz.
Lit: George Saunders, Bukowski, John Fante, Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Saul Bellow, Horacio Quiroga, Oscar Wilde, Beigbeder, Kundera, Villoro
David Lynch, The Sopranos, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Irreversible, La Haine, Summer of S.A.M., Pusher, Scorcese, Tarantino, Almadovar, Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Cohen brothers, Bergman...too many!
I ride my bike to work a few times a week, I (try to) work out, I go rock-climbing, I shop at the farmers market and eat 90% vegetarian.
But I'm also a very social person that loves inhibition-lowering substances and the occasional mind-altering experience.
Everything in moderation, right? haha.
When I was in Europe, I was more into the clubbing scene. Dancing, drinking, sampling various controlled substances, catching the first metro home in the morning.
I do the whole bars-with-friends thing, but I also do my best to get out of the bubble whenever I can. I visit friends in NorCal and San Diego pretty regularly.
The idea of traveling to Mexico interests rather than scares you.
You're a feminist.