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40 M Seattle, WA

My Details

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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Art / Music / Writing
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them

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My self-summary
I’ve been in Seattle for about 6 years or so (2 years in Seattle, 1.5 years living overseas, and then 4 years back in Seattle.) There are a lot worse places to be! Living in a walkable city is important to me, and the lack of Wal-Marts and other big box stores is a definite plus. I avoid the chains, and luckily Seattle has few of those. It also has events like SIFF (which I try to be in town for), restaurant week (coming up soon!), lots of plays, music, farmer’s markets . . . so many reasons to like Seattle :)

As nice as Seattle is, I also like to leave it from time to time and go see what the rest of the world has to offer. I’m fairly well traveled, but there’s always more to see. I’m less of a beach/outdoors person and more of a city person when it comes to travel. I love exploring old cities and studying their evolution throughout the years, wandering the markets/streets and eating at places jammed with locals. Abstractly planning a trip SE Asia this winter, but we’ll see.

Lately I’ve been interested in the ‘Cosmos’ reboot. I remember watching the first one with Carl Sagan when I was young, and it was very formative in my approach to life. I trend towards the scientific mindset, and my hobbies over the years have reflected my general curiousity in how things work/grow/live. I’m always learning something new, a perpetual student.

I like my art like I like my reality: warped and abstract, with plenty of weirdness thrown in for variety. I also appreciate graffiti more than the average person, but more so because of how it reflects on attitude towards authority.

Games are also fun - cards, board, yard, bar, pretty much all of them. Not particularly into watching sports, though I know the rules to most of them and have played many over the years. Until recently, I was playing squash twice a week, but my squash partner moved overseas. I'll basically play anything competitively, but once the game is over, I'm over it.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning something new, traveling, seeing new things, exploring the planet, approaching the world mindfully, listening to the rain on the skylights, planning something fun . . . I enjoy going on hikes when there is some sort of goal/objective, like a hot spring - I’ve always wanted to learn more about foraging for mushrooms and other wild edibles in the PNW. Any secret spots you’d like to divulge? :)

It feels cliched to talk about sustainability, permaculture, and the like, but it is something I believe in and work towards. Minimizing waste is something I try to integrate into my daily life - besides growing a lot of my own vegetables, I also keep chickens (they help reduce waste + make eggs!).

I enjoy making things - some things I make with my hands (out of metal, wood, clay, epoxy, or found/diverted materials), others I just draw and then let other people make them. I’m always picking up a new skill to add to the repertoire. Over the years I’ve learned to cook, weld, brew, distill, sail, butcher, make cheese, and other things, but the last few years I’ve really gotten into gardening. It’s just remarkably peaceful to weed a garden in the warm sunshine - plus, since I like to cook, I always have fresh veggies!
I’m really good at
Turning ideas into reality, and generally making the world an easier/more pleasant place to live. Designing/building/fixing things, experimenting in the kitchen, and almost anything with my hands. Also driving in heavy traffic (I actually enjoy it!)
The first things people usually notice about me
I have wings sprouting out of my back. And also that I can be good-naturedly sarcastic :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Foods : I fall under the 'foodie' category. I’ll try anything - I once drank some sort of hornet booze that had 6 inches of wasps in it. According to the proprietor, it was supposed to make me virile . . .

TV: Venture Brothers, Archer, Arrested Development. South Park from time to time. Peep Show, The IT Crowd, and some other british stuff. I actually watch very little TV.

Film wise, I generally like Charlie Kaufman, Coen bros, Michel Gondry, Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Chan Wook Park, Mike Judge, Kubrick, Wes Anderson, documentaries, comedies (dark or otherwise), dramas . . . generally any film that makes me think or laugh. When SIFF comes to town I typically buy a dozen tickets and catch what I can.

Books: Neal Stephenson, Chuck Klosterman, Hunter Thompson, Haruki Murakami, biographies, architecture, fiction, damn well anything.

Music: Beck, Radiohead, Kid Koala, Fingathing, Thievery Corp, Bonobo and lots more - very eclectic, but not into pop. Depending on my mood I’ll listen to anything, but there are entire genre’s that I’m kind of burnt out on (classic rock, I’m looking at you!)

Shows: I used to have season tickets to the Washington Ensemble Theater, but haven’t gone in a while. Improv comedy shows can be fun. I don’t see as much live music as I used to, but I’m generally happy to see almost anything with friends.
The six things I could never do without
Mexican Food. And of COURSE I live in Seattle . . . I generally just wind up making it.

Film - I love seeing a movie that engages my brain.

Introvert time - gotta recharge the social batteries from time to time. I’m an INTP on the Myers/Briggs, if that means anything.

Laptop - if it's not within arms reach, I feel kinda naked :)

Water - not the drinking type (though that too), but just being near the water. I don’t go out in it as much as I used to, but I still like to be near it. There are very few inland places I could live.

You? I can only hope . . .
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next excursion out into the world, how things go together, the evolution of buildings/cities and their impact on culture, world politics, what I'm going to cook for dinner (and what I can harvest from the garden), building/making something . . . just your everyday stuff. I don’t spend much time worrying about the things over which I have no power or control.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like going out on 'off' nights when everyone else is recuperating. Sometimes friends will come over and we’ll have dinner or play a game, or something else low-key. I went out a few weeks ago in Ballard on a Saturday, and it reminded me why I like the lower key nights better - less noise, more tables, no waits, easier parking, and better service, for starters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am currently wearing a shirt with a giant robot on it. And the robot is (subtly) anatomically correct . . .
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
. . . you are creative, inquisitive, and a logical problem-solver. Nerdy / geeky /quirky in the good kind of way (and really, is there a bad way?)

. . . checking out a used bookstore on a weekend after a leisurely breakfast sound like fun, as does being curled up on a cold night watching a film, playing games (not the head-type of games :) or cooking a meal.

. . . working towards the completion of projects is satisfying - whether it’s planting a garden, building/rebuilding a house, making something, canning/jarring, doing things outside, looking through tidal pools for misc. sea critters, go explore something/somewhere.

. . . something you read piqued your interest or sounded like something you enjoy doing, or you want to - that might even be the best reason :)