Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up 25 miles from midtown manhattan. Whereas most people I
knew flocked to the city, I retreated to the hills for fresh air,
less traffic and more wildlife. While I enjoy the diversity of
sites and flavors in cities, I much prefer having access to
mountains to hike, ski or snowshoe, lakes to paddle on or swim in,
and critters to delight and mystify me. I miss the human diversity,
but have you seen the displays of fireflies around here? Knocks my
socks off every time...
Beyond the things mentioned above, I spend a lot of time cooking
and thinking about food (what's for dinner as well as big picture
food sustainability). I often enjoy watching movies, reading,
traveling, people watching, and learning.
Depending on the company, I can be quiet or very animated. I like
to listen. I like to bring people together for communal meals, to
go for a hike, or have some beers and play games (frisbee, board
games, etc). I don't like to be the center of attention, but I will
do weird and ridiculous things to make people laugh.
I appreciate intelligence, curiosity, humor, affection and
compassion, and I have those things to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an educator/gardener. Loving life both in and out of the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have a very good visual memory. If we've ever met, I'm likely to
remember your face, but probably not your name. Unfortunately, this
skill doesn't necessarily help me find my keys...
I will also kick your ass at Chinese checkers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books- I do love to read fiction, but you're more likely to find me
reading a naturalist's field guide or some other form of
non-fiction. One of my favorite works of fiction is the Amazing
Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I'm also generally fond of Kurt
Vonnegut's works, and I appreciate Mary Roach's morbid
Movies- I always enjoy a good dose of dark humor, irreverence
and/or cinematic creativity, with minimal explosions. Zombies and
Samuri are welcome. Favorites include Coen brothers, Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall, Moonrise Kingdom, Shaun
of the Dead, Super Troopers, Ghost Busters, Ferris Bueller's Day
Off, Rear Window...
Music- Huge range of interests. Yeasayer, St Vincent and Alt-J have
been in heavy rotation lately. Some all time favorites include Neko
Case, The Band, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead and Fleet
Food- I will try anything at least once. Seriously. Unless it's the
still-beating heart of a tortured cobra. Food adventures aside, I
like food best when it is simple and fresh.
TV- I love The Wire and Six Feet Under (so, light hearted stuff!).
Kids in the Hall, 30 Rock and the Daily Show make me laugh. Just
getting into Game of Thrones!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Meaningful social interaction
2) Time spent outdoors
6) Music that I can sing along to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Self improvement, creative pursuits, food and, "will this actually
be recycled if I put it in the designated bin?".
...And the driver's seat selfie. Please explain this phenomenon.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing some combination of the following: Laughing, socializing,
cooking, eating, relaxing, imbibing, learning, sharing, and not
wearing high heels.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Where ever I move, I take my dad's record collection with me (even
when, such as at present, I don't have a record player). They're
f'ing heavy, but I don't think I'll ever give them away. Lots of
Jimi Hendrix, ELO, Stones, Zeppelin, Neil Young, etc, in there. And
then there's my mom's Bread album. Mom, you're such a square.
You should message me if
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If you indulge your curiosities.
If you value kindness.
If you don't mind that I come home from work covered in dirt.
I'm friendly. Let's start a conversation. :)
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