Let's see... I'll try to be concise. I'm pretty outdoorsy. I recently camped for three months in Kamchatka, Russia. When I'm in the States, hiking, backpacking, biking, etc are among my go-to weekend activities. I've been accused of being a 'damn hippy', but I probably do have some granola tendencies. 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. At the same time, I'm somewhat bookish. I read a lot and I'm an NPR junkie. I also travel more than most and I hope you like travel too. I enjoy getting lost in some corner of the world and experiencing it on it's own terms. I am trying to dial it back though so that I can finish my dissertation.
I'm a very optimistic and happy person. I don't care too much about winning and losing and I like to take pleasure in the little things (everyone says that). I don't really care for small talk but I'm exceedingly good at it. I project the image of someone who is laid back, which I am, but I can be intense about things I care about. Despite this, I often don't stick to my plans if it suits me. I am generous and tolerant. At the same time though, I like to think that I'm pretty street smart and a good judge of character. Finally, I can't stand people being mean to each other. People treating each other like crap, especially when it's over some trivial BS, is really unnecessary. I also hate fighting. I won't do it. I will always prefer to talk it through.
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 can discuss ideas and events, and not just people; someone who shares some of my interests and likes to get their drink on with friends every now and then. Obviously, I'd want to be friends with someone for a while before moving forward.
Extra credit if you get the reference in my screen name.
PS I am addicted to Sushi and Chapstick; I can't stand the smell of pocket change, and my favorite word is 'defenestration'.