I went to school for a really, really long time so now I'm ready to reap the rewards. Most of my friends in SF are in tech and/or design and for a lot of them, their work and home/social life blend into each other a lot. I'm a scientist at a biotech startup so, luckily, bring the lab home is not an option. I like being able to separate my work and home lives and I've tried to prioritize filling in my iCal with awesome Bay Area activities.
Things that are fun to me:
Exploring the never ending supply of Bay Area restaurants, bars, and wineries
Outdoorsy things - Sailing, skiing, hiking, shucking oysters, etc.
Hanging out with great friends in close proximity to food and liquor
Travel and exploring (next up - Peru!)
Things that are not fun to me:
Staying at home
I'm one of those crazy foodies that likes going to all the hot, new places opening up as well as the awesome, old-school standbys. The scientist in me is also really into record-keeping so I like checking in to fb. Checking in to okc forces me to update my profile :) swapsalot's last fancy meal was: a 13 course truffle tasting menu. Mmmm
Hard on the outside, but I fight for the people I love with all my might and no hesitation.
Addicted to watching TV online...favorites include Top Chef, The Daily Show, House of Cards, West Wing, Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Arrested Development.
I really miss the annual International Film Festival in Chicago. The Found Footage Festival is pretty awesome.
ready access to quality cuisine
NPR - it makes the commute bearable
a fantastic and unbelievable network of friends
Wondering what my next adventure is going to be...
I buy kids' sized gear at Sports Basement and REI. It's way cheaper!