I've truly arrived at a great place in my life. (Not that I've ever been unhappy, really). I'm an Oakland native, who recently returned to the Bay after a few years in LA. I believe that there are some pretty amazing things about this city. I own a great home here, I've set it up to be just as comfortable for dinner parties and cocktail hours as it is for hanging out on a lazy Sunday morning.
I like to surround myself with passionate, intellectually curious people who crack me up. You can bring me anywhere. I make conversation well, I'm comfortable with diverse groups of people and a friend recently described me as good at bringing everyone together. I throw big dinner parties, I build and redevelop neighborhoods for a living, and I tend to have people in my life for decades.
Other things to note: I am very close to my loud, large family. I skim the New York Times every morning, but I'm not above watching TMZ at night. I believe that elections matter. I was once a competitive gymnast and I start to freak out if I don't exercise every day. And with all due respect to your mom, I'll make you a pretty fantastic pot of matzoh ball soup when you're sick.