40 South San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
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 while.

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 boats.
My hand-pump espresso machine.
Hand tools.
smartwool socks.
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!