I was born in Hawaii but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to play outside, and I hate wearing shoes. Most of all, I love to spend time with my family. Reading books and watching old classic movies are some of my favorite things to do. I also like to blast music really loud while I clean the house, drive too fast down the highway, or bake incredibly unhealthy Danish pastry. Any music will do, but moldy oldies are the best.
I currently work as an editor for an engineering firm (they struggle to write, and I am clueless when it comes to technology, so it's a mutually beneficial arrangement). I love immersing myself in books and articles about science and history, and I get excited learning new languages, but I haven't become fluent in many yet. I also love animals. (Does that sound cliche?) We had over a dozen pets growing up (not counting fish), though I currently have only two: a snake and a gerbil. I enjoy yard work, and I like to get up early, breathe the fresh air, and see the sunrise. I can't think of anything more rejuvenating. Except maybe riding a bike really fast downhill; that's pretty fun.