nervier
37 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
ENFP (but nearly an ENTP?!! acronym-itis for whatever it's worth!)

Laid back, spontaneous - love last minute plans or no plans at all, will drop everything for a friend's wedding halfway across the world, sometimes crave structure, getting used to living out of a suitcase right now with lots of life up in the air... Excited at whatever adventure is around the corner!
What I’m doing with my life
Cleantech expert, took a 'break' at Stanford and figuring out what's next!
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got dimples when I smile :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - hmm, so many, where to begin... My back-up plan / old age plan is to have a bookstore but only stock it with books I love. Oh, and there will be a penny candy store attached too a la Dahl's Grubber. Right now halfway through a bunch of books, have bookmarked BrainPickings.org and am always looking for something new to read... A while ago I read "The Art of Procrastination" (highly recommend!) and was inspired by the revelation that the solution to managing the time you spend on Wikipedia is to simply read it only on an unplugged laptop - that way, you're guaranteed only to stay on the site as long as your battery lasts. Brilliant, right?! I once went from double checking a formula to learning all about the 20th century's greatest courtesan...it was supposed to be a 5 min exercise...

Movies - Lawrence of Arabia, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fried Green Tomatoes, Rear Window, Star Wars (the originals), Ronin, The Royal Tanenbaums. Actually almost everything by Wes Anderson, Cohen Brothers, Hitchcock, David Lean. Also loved the zany Black Cat / White Cat and many many more...

Music - Recently, I've been listening to Alt-J, London Grammar, Foals (I'm going through a British revival phase it seems), Avicii, Atoms for Peace, Major Lazer, Black Keys... I prefer small concert venues and the few life-reaffirming concerts I've seen include Neil Young, Wayne Shorter with Herbie Hancock, some all night (dusk to dawn) Indian classical music conferences and Radiohead outside in the drizzling rain with fireworks. I'm one of those people who grooves in the driver's seat, belting along to whatever is playing on open highways with the windows down...

Food - love discovering street food, cheap/cheerful holes-in-walls, spicy foods, seafood...mostly a pescatarian although I fall quickly for Jamaican beef patties or a great burger...
The six things I could never do without
Hot water w/ decent water pressure - so incredible
Friends
Family
Music
Books
Laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Climate change, how to get disruptive innovation mainstream faster when all the apparent financing mechanisms are distancing themselves as fast as possible...

Why not open that bookstore now?!

What does "a life well lived" mean?

Where to go for that next hike...
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was really excited to watch the Planet Earth series but had a hard time with the violence!

I love reading the Economist obituary. Trust me - it's a window into other people's lives and histories...
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