I enjoy my work a great deal but I am most definitely a balanced person and I try to spend my evenings and weekends doing other things. I have a great variety interests and I am always looking for people with whom to share these. I especially love connecting with my friends and family through conversation about whatever inspires us, preferably over a good meal.
In no particular order, I enjoy playing soccer (I've been "promoted" to organizer of my team), renting a house in Tahoe and skiing for a weekend, hiking nearby or up in the mountains (just discovered the joy of hiking poles), cooking with friends (I've been doing "swim dinner" once a week with my swimming partners), eating out, reading about politics and history, listening to jazz and world music, going to the museum. I am a big fan of film festivals (I'm looking forward to the San Jose FF and SFFF in a few months) and also of the theatre -- I love good storytelling! While I enjoy the natural Californian environment and try to get outdoors a lot, I must admit to being a city person at heart. I enjoy the vibrancy of San Francisco and thus I make fairly regular trips -- I love to discover a new neighbourhood with its shops and cafes and local character(s).
I aspire to be an honest, genuine, thoughtful, generous and supportive person. Some traits that I like about myself are: I am calm, (er, usually) rational and patient. I can be independent and resourceful. I can lead by building consensus. I have a booming voice when I need it. I am a good listener. I am polite. I'm very tolerant and can see things from different perspectives. I eat a lot of fruit. I have my Dad's sense of humour. I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the things I like to do.
I would like to meet a positive, intelligent, educated, sporty, attractive woman who will be my best friend, my lover, and my partner in all things. I'd like our connection to eventually develop into a serious and long-term relationship. The woman I'm hoping to meet will be someone with whom I can share my thoughts, interests and pleasures; someone I can learn from and be inspired by; someone with whom I will enjoy doing all the neat things we will do together.
Well, that's the big picture! In practice: I'd love to meet someone who'll cook with me, host a dinner party with me, play a sport with me. Someone who will appreciate the wonderful breakfasts I can make. Someone who'll want to mix up our circles of friends and see what happens. Someone who will go for a 10 mile walk with me. Someone who'll have lively, multi-faceted, sometimes deep, sometimes whimsical conversations with me into the wee hours...