Ok, time for a long overdue profile refresh!
I've been in San Diego for just about a year now, although by "been in San Diego," I actually mean that I've studied hours upon end at UCSD while I worked on my masters and hardly even had time to go to the beach... and then I went to Tokyo for a couple of months, so despite the fact that I've resided in this city for about a year, I haven't seen much of it at all. It's too bad, because the little bits I have managed to see of San Diego have been great, so I'm making an effort to take a little more time to get out and see the city and enjoy life this year. To that end, I have just moved out of La Jolla and in to Banker's Hill. Haven't been there long but it's already been great being so close to Balboa Park, Little Italy, etc.
As I've alluded to in the paragraph above, I'm currently getting a master's in International Relations at UCSD. I've spent several years living abroad, and I enjoy interacting with people from different places and cultures, and am a bit of an econ/polisci nerd so it seemed like a natural fit. One year down and one more to go, after which I will be released back in to the real world.
In the mean time, you can usually find me in class, studying at a cafe, riding my motorcycle around, taking my camera out for a spin, playing music, or out for a run. When I have a bit more time on my hands, I like to travel and go camping... although I haven't had much opportunity to do either of those in the last year :(
I hate writing these damn self introductions because I'm not very good at them. Usually, when I write I'm writing very dry papers on things like trade policy, so when I switch to something like this it's hard for me to not come off as a bore, but I'm not I swear! I love being around people, and can get along with just about anyone, and I know how to have fun. Just trust me that I'm much more fun in person than I am as a profile on the internets.
Right now, I'd just like to find someone who I can have fun exploring the city with, and then see where things go from there.