47 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Here is a list of random things I enjoy, or possibly love: the sound of train horns in the night as they rise from the valley and move past my house, women who blush and then smile, Pendleton wool shirts on rainy Saturday mornings, the color of apples and the sound they make when I drop them in a paper bag, old pinball machines- although I rarely play them.

I think it's important to experience each moment in life as though you have chosen it, and be open to the joy of simple living.

I'm a teacher and after all these years I still enjoy it. I never stop learning, about myself, my interpersonal relations and my subject matter.

I know what I want in this life. I'm accomplished in my profession, and now I want to climb mountains, kayak the rivers, cook amazing food, and deepen all my relationships with other people. That's my focus.

I am not on the rebound.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as much fun into the work week as I can. Evolving into a better version of myself. I'm taking chances and holding no grudges.

I'm a history teacher who climbs mountains. I'm practically Indiana Jones.

I'm enjoying the random cats and dogs that walk up to me when I'm on my way to the grocery store. I'm indulging my petty eccentricites, because what is life without them?

I'm searching for the ultimate antique shop/junk store, although I might not buy anything when I find it.

I'm doing yoga at least twice a week, probably more. I'm learning mountain/rock climbing and I'm feeling stronger than I ever have! Can we go on a fitness date instead of dinner and a movie?
I’m really good at
Teaching, which means I'm a good listener and I can problem solve.
Cooking. Are you listening ladies? I can make you an awesome dinner.
Gardening- fresh, local and organic as much as possible.
Backpacking, at least three trips per year.

Women with ideas are sexy! Those who are willing to work hard enough to bring those ideas to fruition are to be treasured.
The first things people usually notice about me
Green eyes, and a very willing, open sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't own a television so I watch movies on Netflix. I enjoyed Game of Thrones more than I thought I would. I really, really love the Mighty Boosh, 2nd and 3rd seasons. I love TED talks.

Most of my reading is non-fiction these days. I'm a huge history geek.
Hunter S. Thompson is my "spirit animal."

In the last year I bought: J.D. McPherson, Stereo Lab, the new Tori Amos and Elvis Perkins. I like Andrew Bird and The Shins. I also love my Memphis Minnie Pandora station. Neutral Milk Hotel still sounds as fresh, bombastic and serene as the first time I heard it. Every six months the or so I need Tom Waits and Towns Van Zandt, but maybe not in January if you know what I mean.
The six things I could never do without
Well, actually I'm not sure that there is anything I'm so attached to- not even coffee. However, I do love being in the woods and eating with friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Being mindful.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting ready for a weekend of rock/mountain climbing, or kayaking.

Throwing logs on the fire.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm looking for an Evil Knievel lunch box like I had in grade school, and I fully intend to take my food to school in it now that I'm a teacher.

Oh, and I have a pet Unicorn.
You should message me if
You have a warm heart and use it often.
If you were, or currently are a nerd of any kind.