I've been living on the Peninsula for just over a year and am jumping back into the dating pool after what I would consider a long break. I've worked really hard for a really long time to get where I am (although I still have a long way to go!) and finally feel like I am starting to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
My weekdays are spent masquerading as a Scientist for a biotechnology company. I try to cycle into work at least 4 times a week and spend about an hour on my bike everyday.
My weekends are spent trail running, exploring the Bay area, tracking down the elusive 'world's best' cocktail, and having awesome BBQs and dinners with close friends. Toss in random road trips, board game nights, dance clubs, and some live music and you have a pretty good picture of how I spent my time.
Some would consider my circle of friends pretty small and I would probably agree. I tend to have a small but deep circle of friends. There are some people in my life that I might not talk to very often, but would get on a plane for in a heartbeat.
While I love hanging out with my friends, at my core I'm a pretty big introvert. I need my alone time for deep thinking and to recharge.
I'd much rather be outdoors hiking in the rain than plopped in front of the TV letting my brain leak out my ears. I'm not blatantly anti-TV, but if you are a big couch potato then we probably won't get along for very long.
I live well within my means and live debt free. I believe in saving for a rainy day (and also saving for fun stuff!). A good partner for me would have a similar viewpoint on finances.
I love to travel but wouldn't say that I'm addicted to it. I've been to England, Ireland, India, Thailand, and, most recently, Guatemala. Every couple of years I seem to go on a long trip outside of the States as a way to 'reboot' my life. Strangely, I recently spent almost an entire week in Boise, ID for a music festival, but I've never been to New York city.
The beard comes and goes in waves. It is probably the longest it has ever been right now. I might decide to randomly shave it off someday or I may carry it to my grave.
From my username, you can figure out all of the states and which order I have lived in them (minus my most recent move to California). Clever, I know...