From Kansas City, I live in Berkeley, CA, and work in Northern California as an ER and hospital doctor.
December 2011, I renovated my lower large studio and bathroom with the intention of making it a great place for guests. I like home improvement projects, and I'm learning I like home decorating as well (getting in touch with my feminine side, I guess). I've been surprised how much I like hosting people--while different from what I do as a doctor, it is taking care of people just the same. And it gives my OCD a nice outlet for compulsive cleaning.
As one can see from the book collection in the room, I love foreign languages and traveling. Getting to know randoms entertains me. I'm trying to work hard now to travel more later. But I did get to go visit a friend in Hong Kong for a week in December.
My toddler daughter lives in Southern California with her mother, and I'm often down to visit them, staying at an airbnb place as often as possible.
I've recently gotten into bicycle riding and running, and am trying to learn to surf, skim board and body board. I like to salsa dance, travel and explore.