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I’m looking for as many moments of ecstasy as I can possibly find.
I have my eyes open for that perfect photographic moment when the
light is just right; that you can only catch if you’re quiet and
calm and slow down and really look at the world. I would love to
dance in your arms, or boogey with you on the dance floor. Music is
magic to me. It can be just about anything: classical, jazz, rock,
or reggae. I took piano lessons from second grade until I started
grad school. Now I sing in a community chorus. It always makes me
I’m an enthusiastic traveler, and would like to have a fellow
adventurer. We live in an area that offers rich and diverse
artistic and cultural opportunities. I can and do visit museums and
the symphony and go to lectures by myself, but it’s much more fun
to go with someone so you can share your thoughts and reactions
afterwards. Could we go to the movies and then sit over drinks or
dinner and talk about it all? Could we go to the gym together; or
biking or hiking or kayaking? (Not that I know how to do that last,
but I want to try it.)
I want to be in an intimate, living-together relationship with
someone who can be my best friend, with an ample allowance for
personal “me” time in the mix. Those things don’t happen
instantaneously, but it’d be great to meet in person to see if
there’s any chemistry. If there is, we could start exploring the
What I’m doing with my life
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Getting my priorities straight. It used to be mostly about work.
Now I'm looking for creativity, joy, love, and compassion.
I’m really good at
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Putting myself in someone else's shoes. Seeing beauty in nature.
Throwing great dinner parties.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm friendly and like talking to people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: I see a lot of movies, so my favorite changes from month to
month, but the one that always gets me is Cinema Paradiso.
Books: The Tipping Point, Primal Leadership, Blink, just about any
mountaineering book, memoirs, and character-driven fiction. Latest
reads are The Emperor of All Maladies, behind the beautiful
forevers, The Paris Wife, Unbroken, and The Art of Racing in the
Rain. I LOVE reading.
Music: Very eclectic tastes. I grew up with classical and still
love it, and the old 40's and 50's songs are great fun. I like
jazz, rock, and reggae. And anything you can dance to: latin,
Food: Oh yes!. Yes! Yes! I’m a pretty good cook, and I’d love to be
your partner in the kitchen. I'm always interested in what wines
would pair well with a dish, and I like the creative aspect of
putting together a menu with different colors, textures, and tastes
that all complement each other.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Being in Nature
Being with the people I love
REALLY good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Food. I just tried a recipe for apricot/Bing cherry pie. One of my
favorite dishes is roasted poblano chilies stuffed with quinoa,
goat cheese, and cilantro.
What it would be like to live in another country for a year, and if
I'll ever do the work to be able to speak fluent French (or
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably out with friends; either for drinks and dinner, or a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a very private person (except with close friends I know I can
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