DISCLAIMER: This self-summary section is a work in progress. I just keep adding things to it, bullet point-style. Maybe someday I'll get around to assembling them into a cohesive and eloquently penned paragraph. But for now...
One thing that you'll likely notice straightaway is that I'm not into the whole brevity thing.
I think that apathy is a bad thing, but that empathy is a good thing.
I really like being outside.
I am a sucker for twin braids.
Music is a big deal to me, as is social justice, taking care of the planet and really spicy food.
There is a time for fast paced walking and there is a time for ambling, but I never stand still when I'm on an escalator.
There are no known or intentional falsehoods in this profile. Lying on profiles starts you out on the wrong foot.
I once played a pump organ in Helen Keller's house.
I have been to 9 countries and 49 of the 50 states and that is nowhere near enough.
I have been known to eat a big bowl of fresh salsa for dinner.
In my world, the word "party" is a noun, not a verb.
I think this compatibility percentage thing is funny and interesting. Although I really want you to be you. I already have a me. In other words, it's good to have common interests, but I like people who can bring new things to my life. And what's with the "enemy" thing? That's a pretty loaded word to be throwing around, don't you think?
I don't think the death penalty solves anything.
I like sleeping with the windows open.
I think that Dan Savage should be a Supreme Court justice.
I have Midwestern roots. This means that though I might be a dreamer, I am grounded. It also means that I don't have a propensity to generate drama in order to make things interesting. Life has a way of getting interesting on its own.
I am an Apple guy when it comes to computers and blinky things. I am not an evangelist, but I will say that my tech life is simpler and sexier with Apple products. PCs do pretty much the same stuff, but I won't spend as much time trying to fix your PC.
I think that Johnny Cash should be on Mount Rushmore.
I am very attracted to strong, independent women, but this tendency can be a liability. Strong, independent women sometimes forget that it's nice to have a wingman.
I am also attracted to smart women. Maybe some guys like dumb girls because it makes them feel smarter. As for me, I prefer smart girls because I like the challenge of stimulating them on multiple levels.
When I say that I like hiking/adventures, I do not mean yet another leisurely hike in Griffith Park. I did a lot of hiking this past summer and autumn... including the "Cactus to Clouds" San Jacinto Peak hike - 22 miles and over 10,000 feet of altitude gain. I also hiked Mount Whitney, a roughly 22-mile hike to a nearly 14,500 foot summit... and I hiked up Half Dome in Yosemite for the 5th time 4 days prior. I am in no way bragging, I just want to make sure you know that I like feats of strength and a little danger. It makes me feel alive. You don't have to be "Miss REI" but a girl who likes getting her boots in the dirt is appealing to me.
And that bona fide martinis are made with gin.