Let's see... I'll try to be concise. I'm pretty outdoorsy. I recently spent three months camping in Siberia and I try to get to the Adirondacks every chance I get (working on the 46ers). When I'm in the States, hiking, backpacking, biking, etc are among my go-to weekend activities. Actually, I've been dreaming about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year or next if I can block out the time. I've been accused of being a ' !@#$%^&* hippy', but I probably do have some granola tendencies. Before I moved to Buffalo I had a garden plot that I grew all my own veggies on and I'd like to do it again. I love a long road trip with the top down and the doors off my old jeep. Not for the sake of driving, but to get somewhere I've never been. I'm somewhat bookish too. I read a lot and I'm an NPR junkie. I also travel more than most but I am trying to dial it back so that I can finish my dissertation.
In terms of personality, I'm a very optimistic and happy person and I don't care too much about winning and losing. I project the image of someone who is laid back, which I definitely am, but I can be intense about things I truly care about. Even so, I often don't stick to my plans if it suits me. I am generous and tolerant, and at the same time I like to think that I'm pretty street smart and a good judge of character.
What I really want is someone who can eventually be my best friend; someone with whom I can forge a real emotional connection; someone who can inspire me, and for whom I can do the same; someone who shares some of my interests and likes to get their drink on with friends every now and then.
Extra credit if you get the reference in my screen name.
PS I am addicted to Sushi and Chapstick, and my favorite word is 'defenestration'.