Here are the basics. If you want to know more, there's plenty.
What do I have to offer?
- humor ranging from playful to dry
- intelligent discussions on topics of interest
- a partner in crime who is up for adventures big and small (often on a whim)
- a co-cook (Food is one of Life's pleasures, and cooking together is one of my favorite activities)
How might you benefit from a relationship with me?
- I listen, and empathize
- I'm good at calming ruffled feathers, and helping the team come up with solutions when life gets bumpy.
- pleasure is an important part of life, some of life's pleasures are simple. I pay attention to making sure there's enough pleasure in the day.
- if you are trying to balance pursuing an awesome career with the desire to start a family, I don't have ego issues over being the breadwinner. (My teacher's salary isn't what I would describe as extravagant, but I do ok.)
I hope that I can find someone that I just click with; someone who will be as glad to see me as I will be to see them.
Finding that special someone is really all about that nebulous chemistry thing, which is so complex on so many levels, and difficult (if not impossible) to convey in writing. Despite that, I've tried to write enough that you get a sense of who I am, or maybe the matching system here will help us out. Seems to me the only way to see if two people truly "click" is to share a few moments talking face to face. A meet for coffee and maybe a brief stroll around the block seems ideal for that. No pressure, it's not a date. Dates are for later. Come as you are. I will.
Sometimes I crack myself up, hopefully you'll find whatever it is I'm laughing at* funny as well.
* (often it's myself)
I gravitate towards the lighter side of life. I try to make everything that I do fun. Cooking together is a great social activity. Even a trip to the grocery store can be a terrific adventure. It's all about attitude and who's aboard for the journey.
Speaking of travel, I tend to be the one "randomly" selected for security checks at airports. I guess I must look like a terrorist. Apparently I also look like a vegetarian, since I am often assumed to be one of those as well. There has got to be a connection there somewhere...
I'm naturally curious and will stop mid-stride to appreciate all sorts of things; plants, animals, people, fungi. I'm fascinated by the way water behaves, and how stuff works, so I'm constantly learning new things. Life and existence really are amazing. Maybe that's why I enjoy teaching.
I have visited animal shelters just to give the dogs someone to play with, and gone to my high school reunion and given heart-felt apologies to people for dumb stuff that I did back then. I believe that Love really can conquer just about anything, and that the relationships in our lives, and how we treat others go a long way in defining who we are.
Organized religion doesn't seem to fit for me. Sitting quietly for a few minutes, or taking a walk in natural surroundings is as religious as I get. If bible thumping or evangelism plays a big part in your life, or you are going to try to drag me to church every week, we aren't going to be a good fit. Religion and spirituality are fascinating topics of discussion, but we can talk about that later.
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz Bachelor's in Environmental Studies, Graduate work in Architecture at University of Oregon.
(Also Permaculture Cert.)
I like to travel light. Been in Europe, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Australia, NZ. I'd like to visit some other spots, mostly warmer places. The world is a wonderous place.
Calvin and Hobbes still cracks me up, particularly the snowman strips.
Hot chocolate is awesome! Quiet mornings out for a walk, or sleeping in, snug in a warm bed are both high on the list.
I try to be true to myself because anything else just makes me feel terrible. So far, although I've had some great relationships, I'm here. I do what I must.