I've workes in finance at various media companies, somehow all which are based in the UK (effectively making me Lane Pryce without all the Season 4 stuff), and being such I try to keep as active as possible in order to avoid becoming a stereotype. I love art museums, dive bars, seeing if I can bike that terrible incline immediately past the Golden Gate Bridge, and would love to find a sunny beach to sit and nurse a beer on (Misery Beach at the end of Geary doesn't qualify as the sun never comes out there.)
I'm joyful mayhem.
Outside of my job I'm pretty active. I'm constantly exploring the city. I'm currently taking elective courses at CCSF because I missed learning. I love rock climbing and tennis. I love houseplants and herb gardens, but am having to start over since I moved in to a smaller place and had to give up on having a patio. Pretty handy as a cook, which was somewhat forced on me while I as a vegan for three years. Joining Meetups I occasionally get the chance to get to. I read voraciously on the bus.
More recently I've been taking boxing classes and teaching myself Russian at a snails pace. It may not be of significant use, but it's entertaining nonetheless.
Also someone once told me "there's no one I enjoy not enjoying things with more than with you." Thought that was rather nice.
Movies: The Royal Tenebaums, In The Loop, Apocalypse Now, Wild Zero, There Will Be Blood. Was happy to see Moonrise Kingdom in the theaters!
TV: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and It's Always Sunny. The Thick of It and Peep Show are brilliant from the British. And I'll always have a soft spot for Dr. Katz.
Music: Man Man, Beirut, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Balkan Beat Box, Eagles of Death Metal, The Dodos, Lovage, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Serge Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Mondo Boys mixes. I have a soft spot for 50's and 60's pop (The Zombies, The Hollies, etc). Some of Anna Calvi makes me swoon. Been liking Magentic Fields the more I listen to them. And I just came across The Pharcyde for the second time, which I couldn't believe I had forgotten about. Am currently on a 70's kick, so T Rex, The Buzzcocks, and The New York Dolls have been played often.
Food: Crunchy peanut butter and crispy chocolate bars. Clementines are nature's perfect fruit, they come in their own disposable easy-to-open packaging. True fact.
2. Taking part in some activity or another, depending on what strikes my mood. Ranging from beach bon fires to cafe visiting.
I try to keep out as much as possible.
Or the number of times I've watched this laughing with tears in my eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A6P1ifGjvEE#!
Oh, and I know all the lyrics to "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations, and am not afraid to belt it out on occasion.