First of all, i knooooow my summary and the like are pretty long winded, but i really like to put myself out there so i just consider it being thorough. Bear with me, I swear i am awesome when you get to know me! I understand there is context, perspective, and mitigating factors for everything which is why you'll see explanations for most of my match questions.
In general my needs are simple...the things that make me happiest in life are good food, good drink, good music, a good book, or a good (or enjoyably trashy) movie, a comfortable place to sleep at night, and above all good company. I suppose that makes me a bit of a hedonist. Recently in life I've also developed a need for purpose...to feel good about what i do. More on that later.
I can be a pretty huge nerd on occasion, and enjoy my fair share of sci-fi/fantasy movies/tv/literature, and some video games (not nearly as many video games as i used to). I don't require that you enjoy these things as well, so long as you don't have a problem that i do.
My whole family is pretty heavily into folk-culture, especially folk music, dance, so i'm very proud of my scandinavian and irish heritage.
I was born and raised in Seattle, and while i love travelling when time and money permits, i always find myself drawn back here. I take issue with the stereotype of Seattlites being passive aggressive asshats, because i am typically aggressive aggressive when i have cause to be, and prefer being straight-forward, and to cut through the bullshit, though being polite never hurts. I enjoy the weather here for the most part, even grey skies for how they set off the green of the trees. I run a bit hot, so i prefer the cooler temperatures year round, and am most in my element in the snow, and the wind, and the rain...I love that we have easy access to mountains, lakes, rivers, the ocean, rain forests, wetlands, even deserts all in a day's drive or less.
I tend to most enjoy quiet laid back evenings...relaxing in a quiet pub over a drink and conversation, a home cooked dinner or dinner out and a movie night, or just a walk. However, if we get on well enough i can certainly enjoy the occasional dancing and romping, or a noisy show!
I am open minded, and flexible, but also i consider myself dependable. I hate to be flaky or late, unclear or ambiguous. In general i am a very positive and cheerful person with a ready smile (though i reserve the right to be a cynic from time to time), and am not afraid to laugh out loud, or even whip out the belly laugh if the occasion warrants. I enjoy giving and receiving back rubs, and great big bear hugs.
I enjoy most the people who are in touch with their inner child, and never take themselves too seriously. I like the weird, the eccentric, and the unique. I am attracted to strong women (strong in mind, body, and spirit) with a soft side...someone who knows their passions, and is not ashamed of anything...and a healthy helping of geekiness and/or a badonkadonk never hurt either ;-)