I love being outdoors. I grew up in California and spent most of my free time at the beach or in the mountains. I still love surfing and snowboarding -- and yes, you can surf at the local beaches (it is the Atlantic after all) and no there aren't any needles or industrial refuse. I also love the excitement and energy of living in NYC. I've been here 11 years and now I spend most of my free time exploring the city (recently discovering Queens, esp. the National Tennis Center) and planning my next trip (french polynesia). I love what I do but my job will never be my life.