I just moved to Mountain View after a long stint in LA working on Mars Rovers. Maybe you can help me get to know the area? :)
Using my brain, hands, and body make me happy. I have a quick sense of humor and have a great group of close friends that I hang out with regularly, but I'm also an introvert of the still-waters-run-deep variety. I'd rather sit back and observe the room, crack everyone one up with a well-conceived joke than be the center of attention. I'm comfortable with nerds, artists, musicians, and athletes, but avoid cynical hipsters unless they have some sort of amazing talent to share. I like art openings and live music, but haven't gotten enough of either of those lately.
I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, not for the danger but for the moments of being totally focused and engaged. That's what I seek in surfing and rock climbing: moments of flow alternating with just being in a beautiful, rich natural setting--it's a great combination.
I'm kind, I'm a good listener, and while I like silliness I can also handle the heavy stuff when needed. I like gardening and watching a movie at home now and then, but I do get cabin fever if I don't get out and about enough.