I've lived in New York for 8 years, but I think I'll always consider myself a Californian at heart. I'm outwardly friendly and remain laid back in most situations, although New York has caused me to walk a little faster and engage in debates more readily than before.
I love trying new things, but don't get to do so nearly as often as I'd like. I'm currently doing my pediatric residency training in Brooklyn. I would love to say that I spend my free time doing something extremely interesting like crafting my own line of artisanal cheeses (ooh, that's not a bad idea), but I usually end up catching up with friends and doing much more ordinary stuff. I try to get away for the weekend (snowboarding, hiking, wine tasting) when I can.