Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Traveling, dancing, climbing, hiking - or just chilling on the sofa
with good company. I've been lucky enough to have many
opportunities to travel to interesting places. I've been on every
continent except for two, over 150 cities all over the world. I
love partner dancing, rock climbing, and staying active. I love
wandering around a new city, soaking up the sights, sounds, and the
culture. I love curling up on the sofa with a great new book.
It’s difficult to fully express who I am in a short essay, so
instead her are assorted memories from my life. In no particular
Encountering a pair of grizzly bears while wading through an
Alaskan river, and getting scared to within an inch of my
Spending a week at a swing-dance event in Iceland. It was a
traveling event that started in Rejkjavik and ended up in
Ólafsfjörður, a gorgeous village on a fjord (Google it!).
At 15, spending half a year in a small mountaintop crusader city in
northern Israel. Aside from beautiful views and hikes, this city
was also one of the country’s centers for art and for klezmer
My first time falling while lead climbing. The fall happened so
fast that I don’t remember falling - I was suddenly ten feet lower
and swinging from my rope. Seriously scary, and the worst was
having to get back on the rock and try climbing it again!
Participating in a second-line funeral parade through Central
Hiking in Tierre del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America.
Tierre del Fuego is only 600 miles north of Antartica, and contains
some of the most amazing wild beauty I’ve seen outside of
This is just a sampling of my memories, but I’d love to hear some
of yours! What are the strongest memories from your life?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in computer technology, but love my job. I get to do
interesting things, I get to travel, and most importantly I get to
work with an amazing group of people. When not working you can find
me swing dancing, bouldering, running, reading, or wandering around
some foreign country (most recently Lithuania).
I don't live in SF, however I'm here so often (sometimes weekly)
that I consider it a second home.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Teaching abstract concepts
Reading and writing
Cooking delicious food
Baking cheesecake and sourdough bread
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I read about 50 books a year, and I’m not going to list my
favorites here. I’d love to talk about them though!
Food: Anything I cook is always tasty. I love finding
hole-in-the-wall restaurants with amazing food. I love sushi, but
after being in Japan I’ve become snobby about it. Good scotch, rye,
rum, beer, wine, and delicious cocktails.
Music: My tastes run far and wide. I love Jazz from early New
Orleans and Chicago trad jazz to the swing era to Mingus. Lots of
20th century pop and rock bands from the 50s on, depending on my
mood. Classical music, klezmer, Balkan folk music, African drumming
- the list goes on.
Not part of the category, but I really miss thunderstorms. I grew
up with incredible thunderstorms that made you huddle inside afraid
to go outside for fear of being washed away. I miss the rain
streaking down at an angle, the lightening, and the steady sound of
the raindrops punctuated by thunder. There’s nothing like the smell
of the air after a good storm.
Favorite quote: Truth does not become more true by virtue of the
fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the
whole world disagrees with it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Instead of admitting something private but superficial, I'll tell
about one my toughest days. This was the last time I flew to Texas
to see my Grandmother. My Grandmother who was one of the brightest,
sharpest, non-nonsense people I've ever met. My Grandmother who was
a city-wide Scrabble champion - she regularly beat me soundly. My
Grandmother who surprised me at age 87 by discovering Facebook and
adding me as a friend. My Grandmother who was recently diagnosed
with Alzheimer's. She was still able to recognize me, but it was
heartbreaking to see the changes in her personality and in her
intellect. I spent a day with her, and it was one of the toughest,
most heart-wrenching days I've ever spent.
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