I love to read, collect degrees, be outside, hang out with my friends, watch movies, grab drinks--the usual things. I'm a sports fan--I'm big into hanging out at sports bars and watching games.
I'm a San Jose native but spent the last 8 years on the east coast, so I'm returning to the Bay Area with fresh eyes and a much faster walking pace. I'm up for exploring new places (read: parks, bakeries, and bookstores) and experiences in and around Berkeley/Oakland/SF.
Making cheesecake (The only thing I make, by the way...I only ever learned how to make my favorite dessert in order to eat it. That being said, I've been looking for ways to improve my poor cooking skills)
Edit: I've since added amazing homemade chocolate chip cookies to my repertoire
-All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
-The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
-A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
-Americanah by Chimimanda Adichie
-A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
authors include Dave Eggers (particularly Zeitoun), Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Russell Banks, John le Carre, Julian Barnes, Markus Zusak, JK Rowling, Philip Pullman, Orhan Pamuk, Jhumpa Lahiri
I read a ton of fiction (I was an English lit major in undergrad), but it's probably a 70/30 split between fiction and nonfiction
-Parks and Recreation
-The West Wing (currently devouring it for the first time on Netflix... whatever Aaron Sorkin has, I'm drinking the kool-aid)
-into all kinds depending on the mood
key artists: The Black Keys, Joss Stone, Talib Kweli, Dia Frampton, Marvin Gaye, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Aloe Blacc, Haim, John Newman, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Fitz & the Tantrums, LP, Hanson, Foxy Shazam
Movies (to name a few): Inception, Moonrise Kingdom, The Wrestler, The Professional, Mystic River, Juno, The Constant Gardener, Captain Philips, Tracks, The Lookout, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Dead Poet's Society, Good Will Hunting, The Town
All kinds of food--with the small exception of shellfish because I am deathly allergic to crustaceans (story to follow if you want to ask about it)
What's the next restaurant/cafe/activity I want to try.
What I'm reading.
Where I'm going to be 5 years from now, 10 years from now...
Unfortunately, because I'm in journalism school--politics.