Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love living in Portland . I love the energy, the smiley people,
the consideration and kindness I feel here maybe just a bit more
than the average American city. I love the invitation to all of the
fun stuff that is present every day.
I enjoy simple things like a beautiful bike ride (I have ridden
Portland to the coast and a little further). I love a happy cat on
my lap, an evening picnic in a park, a warm woodstove in the
Friendships, experiences, adventures, and animal friends are
important to me. I would love to meet people who mention kindness
as something they practice and seek in others.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At work I fly hundreds of trusting strangers around the sky every
week. At home, I'm often a project person. In 2012 I built a large
fenced-in pergola outdoor garden area for my cats, so they can go
outside whenever they want, but never be roaming. It's not as weird
as it may sound... it also serves as an outdoor living room/sun
patio for people too. 2014 project: painted my house, no more beige
outside! I like woodworking, bike riding, swimming. I can cook/bake
a pretty good meal once in a while-- how many guys have you met
that can fly a jet and bake a dacquoise in the same day? I love
building a fire many nights in the dark Portland winter. I
volunteer at the Food Bank and with an animal rescue organization.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Remodeling and improving my house.
-Finding agates on the beach (lots of visits any time of
-Building some of my own furniture, 2 outdoor sets most
-Listening to advice/suggestions.
-I have been told I have a good eye for art and style (no idea if
this is actually true).
-tinkering and fixing things.
-I am pretty bad at gardening but try.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Good Life by William Irvine, a book about the ancient school of
Stoic Philosophy. The Godfather (book and movie), Dr. Strangelove,
Pompeii by Robert Harris, books by Raj Patel (how to live better in
terms of value and sustainablilty), MadMen-- Sunday nights at the
Hollywood were fun, Marc Maron podcasts, Louis CK, Curb Your
Enthusiasm, Al Stewart, Peppino D'Agostino, Pete Krebs, Anna
Scouten (an incredible YouTube musician, I hope the world hears
more of her).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends, pets, education, a bike, ocean visits, all forms of
art/creativity and music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
That life can be pretty great if you relax and live it, figuring it
out as you go. How important one person can be in the life of
another, and how just one friend can lead to so many others.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Just about anything, at home, at work, having fun, not having
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I named my new bicycle after a cat I loved and had to say goodbye
to a while ago-- I had it painted pretty much the same color he was
and his name is painted on it. Maybe not too private, but it is
pretty personal to me, and it just became the most precious
non-living thing in my life. And I just painted my house about that
same color too. There may be a pattern here...
You should message me if
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Something sounded good to you... You think there might be something
fun to explore. You need someone to lift heavy objects on request.
You're not sure exactly what you expect to find, but you know it's
worth the trouble to keep looking for it.
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