Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A good way to say it might be that I'm part west coast, part east
coast I guess -- friendly, relaxed, even-tempered, but also
intellect and emotion and drive. Doesn't really make sense but who
I'm from the SF bay area but have been in DC a while doing work I
believe in. Got my dream job and ultimately quit in favor of
self-employed consulting and a saner life.
-- Want to leave the world better than I found it. Hard to do but I
-- Can be funny, mostly to entertain myself.
-- Done triathlons and century rides, blah blah blah. This stuff
isn't really interesting but we all mention it for the obvious
-- Solid liberal but not a ranter.
-- City mouse.
-- Been around the world. I mean all the way around. You gain a day
so bring an extra change of clothes.
-- Two terrific boys, one in college and the other one I'm with
part time. They're awesome.
-- Write sentences without pronouns.
What I'm not:
-- Your dream dance partner. A lot of women on here LOVE to dance
but it's just not my thing.
-- I own a tuxedo (hey, it's DC) but wearing it is NOT a
-- Adventurous eater but not a "foodie." You could teach me!
There you have it: a list of stuff that doesn't really matter in
the end. But what can you do? We're all here anyway giving it our
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Looking to spend my time with good people. There's really nothing
better. What we do together, well, that's not so hard. There's
always 100 great choices around here.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-- Reading people
-- Words, ideas, numbers
-- Fixing almost anything
-- Not a bad cook
-- Telling a good story
-- I've climbed some pretty high mountains
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Tall and trim.
Attentive and I know how to listen.
Lots to say too!
Been called a walking encyclopedia more than once.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books -- history/non-fiction but loved the two Hilary Mantel
Movies -- mostly comedy but also some real oddball films.
Blockbusters not really for me. I will skip "Spiderman XVII: Attack
Of The Arthritis" if you don't mind.
Music -- all over the map, from post-punk to Wilco to opera. Decent
on the guitar, slowly teaching myself piano.
Food -- love basically everything. Sushi, Mexican, Indian, on and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm not so attached to things. I've lived the high life and I've
lived in a jungle hut with no running water. Both are cool.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think about what constitutes a life well lived, how to find the
joy and how to make room for the tough parts too.
My work involves making cities great places to live so I think
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Varies. This last Friday I was out with some friends. The one
before I crashed early after a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For me a relationship is measured by one standard: compelling to
the point neither of us want to be without it. Where it goes from
there who knows. Another way of saying it is I'm open to pretty
You should message me if
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I don't know. You're cool and smart and think I might be too?
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