Yet another bay-area transplant from the east coast, looking for
connection. I'm open and sensitive and compassionate. I love being
on the water more than anything. I have an aversion for crowds and
forced social settings. Small intimate groups, or just the two of
us. I find simplicity elegant and satisfying.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now, I'm focused on restoring an old wooden sailboat. I live
aboard. In between working on her, I'm paddling - have a few kayaks
strapped to the deck.
I’m really good at
thinking outside the box. Listening. Seeing things through. Giving
my all. Admitting when I'm wrong. Giving hugs. Being kind. Tying
knots. Charming older women. Much older women. I really don't know
how that happens.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think people's first impression is that I'm an outgoing social
extravert. Which isn't really true. I'm a serious introvert with
high-gloss extrovert capabilities. I present well and mingle well,
but I probably won't enjoy it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy reading, but I've been neurotic about working on my boat
these last few years, so not much time for reading fiction. I've
been reading Nigil Calder's Boat owner's Mechanical and Electrical
manual as well as his book on marine diesel engines (interesting
but dry). Also, The sailmaker's apprentice (everyone should know
how to throw in an eye splice). The last work of fiction I read was
Two years before the mast, about sailing from Boston to San
Francisco in the 1830s (Dana). I have my eye on Slocum's famous
work (Sailing alone around the world). But it might be a
I don't have a television, but occasionally watch stuff on hulu or
netflix. Whatever people seem to be talking about, probably.
I don't get out much for shows, but enjoy those that I see. I find
most movies entertaining. I probably connect more with well written
independent films, probably because they can be more emotionally
gripping or are not so formulaic.
The six things I could never do without
My hand-pump espresso machine.
Burt's bees Lip balm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Inventive solutions to common problems - both my own, and those
much bigger. I have my dream job, where I get to create and
innovate in the field of science and engineering. So I think about
stuff a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home listening to music and tinkering on my boat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry when I hear Beethoven's 9th.
I really like the color purple.
Cutting in line makes me anxious.
Sometimes I share more than people are comfortable with.
You should message me if
You want to go sailing!