To all the gents in the OKCorral,
While I'm not going to suspend my profile, I think I'm going to slow down and reflect more on who I interact with., I checked in here on OKC. But now after a while and after watching the movie, "Her" (you should see it) I started feeling like it was too much. Meaningful connections require more processing than this format seems to offer.
Always busy and very sociable but there is something about *romantic* relationships that requires more intention. ... :) Watch "Her!"
And now, on to the profile...
I work for an airline and am interested in finding someone who ideally has the time and freedom and flexibility to travel. Preferably with their own home, either semi retired or working for themselves who could really enjoy the benefits of spontaneous exotic travel, possibly with a free spirited airline employee.
I'm currently living in Oakland. I moved to the Bay Area about five years ago. I'm madly in love with this area! I can't wait to meet more new people and explore the area. I love camping, hiking, horseback riding, anything outdoors. I go to music festivals. I also really love to get dressed up and go out in the city. I think any activity is fun if you like the company you're with!
Lately I have devoted myself to more international travel. I'd love to find someone who has the schedule flexibility to be able to go to the far flung places and have exotic adventures.
I've visited Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia (solo), Costa Rica, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bali, Thailand. Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan.
Also, I've traveled through Europe (Ireland England Netherlands Switzerland Monaco Spain) and Morocco. I spent quite a bit of time in northern Italy, which was beautiful. And the south of France.
Looking forward to seeing the southern parts of Italy soon.
I am affectionate, adventurous, and fun loving
That said, I have a lot more traveling to do and would love to do it with someone. I'm always up for an adventure and now I have a little more time and money to do it.
Here's an obscure one: Mechanical bull riding.
When I lived in Hollywood I bought a horse I didn't know how to ride. But didn't want my cool new horse friends to know because they were all really good riders. So I'd sneak out and practice riding the bull at Saddle Ranch on Sunset Blvd during the day when it was slow. A real bull rider friend coached me until I could go full throttle. I had crowds cheering and high-fiving me in the end. It's really hard and it really hurts! And it is a HUGE adrenaline rush!!!
That was a while back, actually but it did help me learn how to ride better.
I read a lot about consciousness and the influence of psychedelics in religion, psychology, spirituality and culture.
If I were stranded on a desert island: Thai food!!! Although sushi might be more likely to be on the menu, and that's great too!
ANY Malcolm Gladwell's books. Freakonomics
For comedy, [Patton Oswalt] is the grand high master of all that is funny. Basically, comedy would probably be my favorite genre of movies.
I'm not sure why some people feel the need to list every artist they've ever heard in their lives on their profile. I like a lot of different music and I'd be interested to hear your favorites. There.
My free flight benefits
My amazing friends and family
My sense of humor and youthful spirit
My ability to create and share a unique and colorful existence with this little speck of infinity I have somehow been blessed with
I'm pretty attached to my iPhone. Okay very. But I do admit to a fair amount of Droid envy...that grows all the time.
*Consciousness. Spirituality, but from a more scientific approach. Why we are the way we are. We have been asking the same question since the beginning and we still don't have an answer. But people sure will fight to impose their beliefs on each other!
*Shamanism. How ancient plant medicine healers still connect to the wisdom of the living world around us. I think we have forgotten ancient wisdom.
*I love learning about the psychedelic revolution of the 60's and how it did and didn't change the world. How the present day is different a a result. I had the honor of meeting one of the great psychedelic chemists of all time, Sasha Shulgin. That was as exciting as any movie star for me. Let's just say if you've ever felt "ecstatic", he is why. I am a member of a non-profit organization called MAPS, which is devoted to legal research, such as MDMA based therapy for PTSD. Good work!
*Psychology. Why we behave the way we do. Why it is so hard to change, even when the change is for a far greater good. Why we love who we love.
*But here, in the physical realm, I really think a lot about the vast amount of plastic junk that just gets dumped into our landfills and oceans over the generations. Why do we need to buy all this stupid stuff? How can it be better managed? Is this planet really as different from when I was a child as they say in terms of extinctions and habitat destruction?
*Couchsurfing! Or more specifically CouchSurfing.org. A website that I truly feel has changed and revolutionized global travel and community in profound and as yet unknown ways. I am blessed to have the founders of this world changing site as my dear friends.
I would like to mention that I don't always keep current with this site so if I don't reply to your message I apologize in advance.