I'm currently spending only a few days each month in NYC working as part of a new ER protocol. Educated both locally and back east.
I'm hoping there are others out there that enjoy variety. muddy trail runs, and then a nice meal. or a Zombie matinee, then the symphony. You get the idea. I've spent too much time in the middle, so maybe its time to see some of the edges that life has to offer. Nothing crazy. Just different.
rooting on the Giants and 49ers. Trying not to become a Yankees fan.
buying locally, Sampling food and drink by neighborhood.
spoiling my nieces.
avoiding tourist traps.
trying not to get felt up on MUNI. Well, not too much.
Traveling anywhere a plane can go.
Realizing that work isn't life, and nobody should live to work.
Training to improve my half marathon time.
And I think I tell a really good story. Not just one. I know lots of em actually.
Musically I'm all over the map. I love the classic rock stuff, the 90 alt scene, and more current stuff like the killers, neon trees, foo fighters etc..I never miss Cris Cornell if he's nearby. But I also have a serious soft spot for great, well performed live Jazz. I think its the historical significance that draws me in. I'm looking forward to this years Montreal and Monterrey Jazz Festivals. I have no problem using frequent flyer miles on an impromptu concert trip!
Not really any specific type of film fan. I usually get a few days at the Sundance Film Festival. I've been many times, and I usually really enjoy the whole scene. Some of the art films are a bit heavy though. I'm really OK with the mega blockbusters. The indie films are full of the realities of life, but special effects, mega stars, and raunchy humor can work for me too. How shallow does that make me?!
Random acts of kindness and compassion by others.
Salty, heavy, ocean air.
Public park spaces for running.
Newspapers: I'm the guy who still buys them. Daily. At a new stand or parer box. Crazy right?
If the Giants are in town, I could be there on a Friday.
Movies in the Park.
Sharing a 4 hour meal with family and friends, too many bottles of wine, and a huge bill, because the stories and conversation is that good.
Oh, and I just came around on cilantro. I'm a little late to that party. I still can't stomach kale.
If you think you can teach me something, without needing to fix me. Like you, I don't feel broken. But I can grow and evolve.
If you can help me solve the last few spaces in the NYT Crossword.
If you know of some secret city spaces that nobody else know about. Like real city rooftop bars! Oh, or a hidden parking spot that only you know how to find.
If you respect others hard work and accomplishments, but still feel empathy for the homeless.
If your past gives you a sense of who you are, and points you towards where you want to go.
Please and thank you are a part of your vocabulary.
You don't consult daily with a psychic, a parole officer, or my mother.