I'm originally from the Midwest. I've lived in Denver, New York, then Portland, and am in the Bay Area for graduate school.
I've been a musician at times, and a software developer, and a Buddhist. Lots of long stories!
I am currently living on a boat and getting a PhD.
Music: contemporary classical. metal. radiohead, massive attack. dubstep. lately, i'm enjoying a 'show-gazer' station on last.fm: Blonde Redhead, etc.
Food: yes! All good/healthy food appreciated. Current faves: ethiopian, south indian. desserts.
good clean/outdoorsy air
public recycling (and composting) program? We take it for granted here!