The kind folks at The Bold Italic reached out to me last week asking if I wanted to be featured on their site as a "Found Local." Never one to turn down anything that's ALL ABOUT ME, I, of course, said yes.
Mat Rick, who is one of my new favorite people because he went to the 49ers NFC Championship game all by himself, sent me a list of questions which I diligently answered while in the car on the way to Tahoe. I didn't even let the fact that Campfriend's Jeep killed itself in Auburn deter me.
You can read the actual interview here (it was posted before the brutal 49ers loss in the NFC Championship, so excuse my optimism), but since they couldn't feature all of my answers, I thought I'd post the ones that weren't published here. SF represent.
Name: Daisy Barringer
Title: 49ers Fan, Hedonist, Non-Hugger
Neighborhood: Upper Haight, but sometimes I lie and say Cole Valley
Everything I want or need in a city.
Where do you get your local gossip (and why)? (blog, paper, etc.)
I wish my answer were the Nob Hill Gazette, but, it’s SFist and Twitter. I’m also a masochist because I love reading the comments on SFGate. That’s not gossip as much as it is inane blather, but it’s just so entertaining.
Where's your go-to date place (and why)?
That’s so cute that you think people ask me out on dates.
Why do you love your neighborhood?
Snob alert! I love that I’m two blocks away from Haight Street, but up such a steep hill that I can completely escape the gutter punk kids who are too lazy to make the hike.
Where's your secret spot (and why)?
My 8’ long / 47” deep couch from Restoration Hardware. I should probably say something like The Wave Organ, but I’m pretty unapologetic about the fact that the sloth is my spirit animal. Also, they don’t show “The Real Housewives” at The Wave Organ. But they should, right?
What's your favorite under-the-radar SF restaurant (that others may not know about)?
This isn’t exactly under the radar, but I feel like everyone should order the Caesar salad and Chicken for two at Zuni. Oh, and I’m a big fan of ½ price wine nights at Perry’s. I like to go there after the gym to nullify all of my hard work.
What's your favorite SF institution (i.e., character, food cart, museum, landmark)?
The Exploratorium. I’ve been going there since I was six. I love that now they have “After Dark” with cocktails, but I’m pretty bummed they’re moving out of The Palace of Fine Arts.
What's next for you in your personal world?
I’m paying my therapist a lot of money to try to figure that exact thing out.
What's next for you in your work/creative world?
Not sure, but if anyone wants to pay me to write for them, I’m available! (Don’t worry. My therapist and I are totally working on my whole lack of tact and shame thing.)
What's next for San Francisco?
I really hope it’s a sixth Lombardi trophy.
Ugh. That last answer is really depressing.