First, let me say that I find it nearly impossible to describe myself in one word. "Intellectual" was an easy one given my proclivities for reading and conversation, while also having wit and the ability to laugh at myself.
Now that we have that covered... I'm a Midwest transplant, originally from Kansas (yes, Kansas), and I've lived here for almost 5 years now after spending some time in Denver and Chicago. I'm a laid back girl and I live a fairly low-key and drama-free life (or at least I think so - it's the Kansas in me). I previously worked in legal consulting but after four years I was exhausted and overworked. It took me some time to get my bearings and decide where I was headed next. Now I work in a restaurant to pay the bills while I pursue my license as a psychologist. In the meantime, I also volunteer as a counselor in a drug rehabilitation program. Working in the "industry" has given me great appreciation for food and wine and lots of recommendations for solid foodie spots so my free time is often spent with friends grabbing drinks and dinner in the city or more recently, the East Bay. (Yes, I am one of those people who doesn't have a car and fails to leave the city on a regular basis. I am willing to work through my reluctance, though.) I love food (yes, I said that twice), pool, darts, bar games, dive bars, coffee, walks, and good conversation.