Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love living in Portland. Moved here from Chicago in 2008. Best
I enjoy simple things like a beautiful hike or bike ride. I love a
happy cat on my lap, an evening picnic in a park, a warm woodstove
in the winter.
Friendships, experiences, adventures, and animal friends are
important to me. I would love to meet someone who finds her joy in
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
completely fenced-in garden area for my cats, so they can go
outside whenever they want, but never be roaming. It serves as an
outdoor living room/sun patio for people too. 2014 project: painted
my house, no more beige outside! 2015 projects, turned the side of
my driveway into a mini apple/berry orchard, and working on
repurposing a 1949 Philco console radio/record player into a
rolling bar cart... (though I am not much for drinking, I find
vintage things and bar furniture have a unique beauty, as do artful
cocktails... some I enjoy looking at more than drinking). I like
woodworking, bike riding, swimming. I like to cook and bake... made
5 pies last Thanksgiving. 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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Latest kindle read... Alan Watts' Behold the Spirit, A Study in the
Necessity of Mystical Religion. The Good Life by William Irvine, a
book about the ancient school of Stoic Philosophy. Dr. Strangelove,
Pompeii by Robert Harris, The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel (how to
live better in terms of value and sustainablilty), MadMen-- Sunday
nights at the Hollywood were fun, 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, ...?
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 his color and had 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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You're not sure exactly what you expect to find, but you know it's
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