Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
** Taking an OKC Break. My life is very full with school, family
and trying to find enough time to dance, sing and play with my
girlfriend Lemniscatic. Trying to remembering to breathe**
I think my generic summary would be very different from my truest
"core" self. If I say I'm a happily married, sane, well-educated,
environmental engineer, I practically put myself asleep, not to
mention boring most of the women I would best get along with. My
other side is as a long haired, athletic, self-effacing, helpless
romantic and hedonist, with a barbed wit who writes bloodly awful
poetry without apology. I'm looking for a woman who is confident,
open minded, and able to laugh with and at others and herself with
I am sarcastic, smart, and silly
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend the bulk of my time being an active and involved daddy, and
the remainder trying not to lose the rest of myself in this one
role. I enjoy all kinds of activities, mostly outdoor and
athletic-such as sports, swimming, yoga, hiking, biking, and
camping. I'm a nature boy and heart, despite having a body that
lives a decidedly urbane lifestyle. I don't like cars much and ride
my bike and cycle almost exclusively. I'll hop in the car only if I
can't fit the passengers on the seats or handlebars of my
This year I decided that 20 years as an environmental engineer is
enough, and that I have enough time for a second career. I recently
completed anatomy, physiology, and microbiology classes and if they
are any indication, it looks like I have the interest and aptitude
for a second career in medicine. Looking forward to the learning
ahead and in getting myself into a career where i can help people
more directly, rather than pushing papers all day....
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Everything! Or more correctly according to my best and most
knowledgable friends-I only do things I'm really good at! I'm not
very good at playing musical instruments, nor balance sports (I
fall off surfboards, snowboards, and skateboards with some
regularity. This makes for lotsa skinned knees...
So the things that I do (reasonably well) include a lot of physical
activites. I play sports, bike, hike, camp and am very active.
While my ideal partner would likely be a "verb" too, I'm not a
constantly rolling stone. After playing hard, nothing I love more
than curling up and relaxing with a good movie.
I also think I have been a good environmental engineer. I combined
my years as a grass roots banging on doors/radical environmentalist
with many years of engineering practice and understanding of the
industry's needs in trying to bring the sides together to make the
world a little bit better place.
Lastly-I think I'm told I'm an excellent strategist. Combine this
with my stubborness and my friends think I'm an ideal contestant
for Survivor. However, mostly I only get to use this when playing
games and sports.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The long hair. Not a lot of 40-something engineers are still toting
a good head of hair much less this kind of excess. Maybe the next
is my smile. I use it a lot and I have a big mouth full of big
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love movies and see a lot of them-Old, new, from sappy date
movies to a brainless special FX summer blockbusters. If pushed for
a simple answer the movies I love best are indy films and the
classics, especially noir. Favorite directors-Kurasawa, Orson
Welles, Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Hiyao
Miyazaki, and absolutely everything made by the Coen Brothers. My
favorite films that come to mind-Chinatown, Wings of Desire, Fight
Club, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind, V for Vendetta, Avatar.
I like alternative music, and have a soft spot for some of the 80s
punk and new wave stuff. My palette is pretty broad and goes way
back to classical music, 20th century big band and jazz, and
proceeds into today attempt to stay current (Dr Dogg, Mumford and
Sons, Darwin Deez are recent Ipod additions). My radio dial never
really strays from NPR. I am well read, but don't read nearly as
much these days as I did historically. Mostly I think, because I
read and write all day on the job and am looking to balance that
out at night. When I read, I read a lot of mystery (Steven King,
Dean Koontz), sci fi/fantasy (Gaiman, Dune and Lord of the Rings
series) and silly stuff (like Tom Robbins). Recent books include
The Passage by Justin Cronin, Lady Chatterly's Lover, and Sex at
As for food-I have pretty broad palette for good food, which is one
of the reasons I love the bay area. Sushi is high on the list. I
love a lot of international food. Fruits and veggies that come from
the farmers market (nothing better than a tomatoe fresh off the
vine and nothing worse than some hard thing from the supermarket).
I tend to eat simple hearty fare, as opposed to the restaraunts
where the garnish size exceeds the food size. I'm a substance over
flash kinda guy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good Food (including good coffee)
The Sierras (especially Tuolumne Meadows)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why so many people in the world are so greedy and self
centered-seeking money power and land over just trying to be happy.
I'm glad I have so many people in my life that are NOT that way. I
wish for more hours in the day with great regularity, as work seems
to consume a brobdingnagian share of my time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Remembering how to relax, after a long and often stressful work
week. Running, Yoga, movies and video games high on this "easy
relaxation" list. Either that or heading to the mountains for a
play-hard weekend. Saturday nights? Well those tend to be for
dancing, shows, or other late-night licentious pursuits...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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That I am both happily married and happily in an open marriage
where I can have meaningful relationships with other women without
threatening this primary relationship.
You should message me if
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Be real. I don't think it benefits anyone to be something that
you're not. Once we really get to know each other, most of the
discoveries and surprises should be good ones. I'm not afraid of
working through tough issues, I just want someone who values
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