Me, in as small a nutshell as I can manage: Grew up in LA, did stints in Ithaca (with a smattering of NYC in there), San Francisco and now DC. Spent summers in Mexico in a tiny fishing village when I was a kid. If you put any stock into Myers-Briggs, I am an ENTJ. I am very calm under fire, and a protector by nature. I have friends of over 25 years, I lend ingredients to the lady two floors down to make oatmeal raisin cookies, and laugh at children doing silly things in the park. I was honored to give the toast at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in February and I quoted Neruda and Rumi when talking about love. They taught me to be a strong spirit and raised me right. Familia is critically important to me. I have an old soul for just being 35 (damn, I'm 36 now?), and have the stories to prove it. I am a scientist by training and trade and love it. To counter the analytical side I play music. Been doing it for more than half my life. My best friend says he can see my soul when I play. I do hope that's true. I run, can play 3rd base, scrum-half and midfielder. I've been told I'm sweet, caring, intelligent, gregarious and not too hard on the eyes.
I am passionate about many things: science, art, literature, music. Most of all, I'm passionate about being a Single Dad to my 5 year-old little girl. I am extremely proud and protective of her, and am teaching her to be as strong as the rest of the women in my familia. She is my everything. (To be very upfront about this: my little girl has a mother who I get along very well with and will not be replaced. I am looking for someone for me, not a new mother for her and you have to get in pretty deep before you will ever interact with the offspring.) I don't just float through life--I try and actually live it.
I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but like to think that someone doesn't have to be perfect for the world--they just have to fit for you. Like Dr. Seuss said: "we are all a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." I will make you laugh. I will make you think. Maybe gasp out loud at one of my endless number of crazy stories. I will bring you flowers for no reason. I will try and make you swoon. Most of all, I hope to make you smile.