Geeky, outdoorsy engineer with an artistic side, a quick sense of humor, and a major progressive streak. Would have been perfectly comfortable at the crunchiest-granola of liberal arts schools, but that's not how the cards fell (and I'm OK with that).
I imagine myself as the consummate "nice guy," but I am pretty uncomfortable trying to claim that mantle. I think it's fair to say that I'm patient, giving, and kind. I hope to be met halfway in this regard. I want to feel like I'm in a partnership, not a competition.
I drive a quick, well-maintained VW that is a hobby all on its own. It takes me out of the city when I'm feeling restless. Winter is for skiing. Summer is for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and driving a little too fast on winding New England back roads. My tent sleeps two...snugly. :)
I'm adventurous in some ways, not in others. I don't break many laws. I don't always push myself outside of my comfort zone. I do ski some pretty steep stuff (but not quite the steepest). I do like getting my car just a little bit sideways in the snow. I've been whitewater rafting and hot air ballooning.
I am liable to slam the brakes in the middle of a busy road and jump out of my car to help a turtle across. I have a pet Russian Tortoise who might outlive me. My female friends say I should talk this up because it shows I'm not afraid of commitment.
I'm deliberate, introspective, and I like to write...hence the length of this thing. Sometimes I consider censoring myself so I don't come off too strong, but it never really works.