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 metropolis. 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 fire in the
Friendships, experiences, adventures, daily goals, long term goals,
and animal friends are important to me. I would love to meet people
who mention kindness as something they practice and seek in others.
A theme of my life is chasing after things I think I may love. I
like being around others who do the same.
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
enclosed 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).
-I have some skill at tinkering and fixing things before just
throwing them away if they're not working. I experience a
surprising amount of giddy satisfaction when I can give a little
longer life to the inanimate objects and tools of life. My friends
make fun of this sometimes... until they have a broken something or
-I am pretty bad at gardening but really want to turn my front yard
into a vegetable garden... sorry, plants. I will try to get better.
(The green parts go above ground most of the time, right?). Having
expert friends who help is the best gardening skill I have.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I listen. I have a dry sense of humor. My legs are probably my best
physical feature, more so in bike season. Been told I have very
blue eyes once or twice, but I don' t think they're that blue
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, but I hope she becomes a
HUGE star when 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. These were not all technically "things."
And who came up with this 6 limit? I like snow, I like when it is
snowing, firewood smoke, warm blankets, cool nights. Equator Coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How important one person can be in the life of another, and how
just one friend can lead to so many others. I know, sounds a bit
sappy, but I have thought about this a lot recently.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No typical... so just about anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I named my new bicycle after a cat I loved and had to say goodbye
to a while ago-- it's 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
You should message me if
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