I'm active and love spending time outdoors--hiking, sailing, skiing. I spend many weekends in Tahoe whether I am on the slopes in winter or on the Lake in the summer. It's one of my favorite places ever.
I prefer dive bars and wine bars to nightclubs and big-scene places. Love trivia and playing pool. College football season is one of my favorite times of year. I will always support my Giants and 49ers--have been going to games since I was little!
I'm smart and have no problem speaking my mind, but I do it thoughtfully. I love to learn and try and read as much as possible. I just started a writing group with some grad school friends. I love it! Scary but fun and challenging! Oh, and I'm not afraid to nerd out once in a while. I love that I'm a little nerdy, and love that in a guy too.
I have a phenomenal, eccentric, nutty family, and II would throw myself in front of a bus for any/all of them. And according to my niece and my nephews that are old enough to talk, "Auntie Mo tells the best stories, and laughs a lot". Out of the mouths of babes...
If I could have any other job in the world, I'd probably wish to be a photojournalist. Love writing and taking pictures.
I also have a pretty good memory and can imitate peoples voices. Weird, I know. And I kick ass singing in the car on my way to work.
Books--Just about any kind of fiction. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Sense of an Ending, anything Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, Zadie Smith. Twain. Cool and funky contemporary and historical fiction. I'm a complete literary nerd, and I'm hands-down okay with that. I also love my New Yorker and Bon Appetit subscriptions.
Movies /TV-- The Party, Raising Arizona, Roman Holiday, To Kill AMockingbird, Anchorman, So I Married an Axe Murderer and Love Actually are a few faves. TV wise love The League, Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, and It's Always Sunny. I'm also easily sucked into infomercials selling cd collections (specifically rock, metal, or powe ballad compilations from the 70s 80s or 90s), especially after cocktails. I'm okay with it.
Music-- I love seeing live shows. Music is super eclectic. Thank God for The Fillmore! U2 to Black Crows to Willie Nelson to Michael Franti. Really big Tom Waits and Elvis Costello fan. Yeah, I'm all over the map. Love the New Wave station on XM. Also see above infomercial reference.
Food--When I am away from SF, I really miss Mexican food and sushi. Love a good steak every now and then. Anything inventive and creative. We're so spoiled here!
Pen and paper
My cowboy boots