Also, just putting this out there...If you think we'll get along just propose we get some coffee or food, and I'll do the same - not a big deal at all. I like just meeting people and getting a sense of who you are in person. If we hit it off, great... - I like getting to know people slowly and would prefer to just widen my circle of friends at first than to think an automatic partner will appear. I hope that takes the pressure off. Just getting to know a nice human being is fine too!
I'm usually pretty reserved and quiet up until that time I decide to say something which makes those around me go "...woah that was intense...".
I have my share of personal emotional areas of life and relationships that are constant points of some frustration but also great opportunity and I am generally always in the zone of being overwhelmed by them but am very open everything...
I haven't figured everything out by a long shot but believe me being able to share the gory details and being vulnerable about it is one of my greatest assets. You may get the impression I like sharing, to the point of oversharing.
I'm a Designer. I really love my job and am grateful for it.
I do not own a TV.
I just bought a drum set.
I love cardamom pods and the smell of old LPs. And buoy (navigation aid) horns.
KCRW fan. Not a burning man fan (although I've been in '94, '95 and '96) It's great if you like Burning Man but it's a bit of a story why I don't go and I'm happy to share it.
I like randomly starting chat sessions with OKC-ers... you have been warned.
I find this funny:
I'm an INFP on the Meyers Briggs, and a cancer-monkey if you care about Chinese astrology.
I volunteer at SFJAZZ to keep the faith ;) although I'm not religious in any traditional way.
I'm fascinated by bathymetric maps and underwater topography - like what the bottom of the east river in NYC is like.
I'm articulate and painfully self-aware. My parents are still together. I am the oldest of 3.
I don't have any tattoos. sorry. Or a beard.
I'm a great cook but rarely follow a recipe. Not a big manual reader either, just lemmie at it and Ill figure it out.
I'm basically trying to make myself a better person all the time and this has it's highs and lows. And I don't like vegan ice cream at all.
Let's remember none of us are perfect. We're works in progress, and this is an inaccurate and often funny process.
I'm sure we all try to polish up some image of ourselves to appear as some ideal but usually after some time of getting to know someone you discover a slightly different reality... and while we get there it's just a process of discovery we need to be devoted to maintaining in an openminded and hopefully loving and humorous way.
I'm also seeing there is a difference between meeting someone on this site, for example, and genuinely "attracting" the right partner into your life. The former can be self-centered and self-serving, the latter requires a different kind of mindset - I'm trying to act to draw the right partner to me, rather than merely acquiring one on a site like this. Wish me luck :)