Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Taking a break from this site - seems to be filled with scammers
and people not interested in finding a meaningful relationship.
Wish you all a great deal of luck. I may be back, or may just pull
the profile all together.
I'm from Arizona, attended college at an old liberal arts school in
Western Massachusetts, worked in Arizona for two different long
stints, enjoyed a year in Seattle and this time around moved to
Victoria from the Boston area July 2014.
I get out at least daily to bike, boat or whatever. In Boston I
rowed three times a week, looking to start that here, and am an
avid horse rider. The rest of my trail activity is pedal-powered -
I love zipping around this city and the fantastic regional bike
Adore exploring both in and out of the city. I enjoy festivals and
farmers markets, and love live music (no rap, no metal, no
dj/techno (which isn't even live, right?)). I'm a fan of the
performing arts, museums and visiting natural and historical sites
on day/weekend trips. Also an avid cook and love all types of
travel (local, regional, international by car, plane, train or boat
- camping all the way up to a five star hotel).
I can be whimsical, practical, passionate about many things, with a
dose of out of the box approach - I am cerebral and intuitive...and
appreciate the cerebral/whimsy/passionate/out of the box
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm passionate about sustainability work in the field. Currently
handling the sustainability work for a new town. As cliche as it
may sound, what I'm doing with my life is about making an impact on
the world. I love what I do and enjoy the adventure that each day
Update: 12:45 am 9/29/2013
On the ferry from Newfoundland after a week of traveling this
incredible, rugged province solo. Had an amazing time, but would
love to find a partner for some of these adventures!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the possibilities _ dreaming - connecting dots to solve
problems or accomplish new opportunities.
Creative cooking (using recipes as a guide).
Figuring things out and calling it like I see it.
Chocolate chip cookies - No, seriously, you have no idea.
Finding and appreciating kindred spirits.
High level planning, crisis management and spontaneous exploration.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height, my deep blue eyes....my sparkling smile - it lights up
my whole face, but I can be a little reserved in the beginning.
Extroverts think I'm an introvert, introverts swear I'm an
extrovert and demand to see my Myers Briggs. In a professional
setting I'm and introverted extrovert and in a social setting I'm
and extroverted introvert.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I can be quite bookish - $64 Tomato, the entire Gabaldon series,
Cadillac Desert, Pride and Prejudice, Goat Song, The Help, Walter
Stegman, My Antonia, Barbara Kingsolver, The Valley of Horses, the
Gabaldon series...I guess you could say eclectic. Enjoy loading
tons of books on my tablet for a trip....but just can't seem to
give up REAL books and have long since run out of bookshelf space
at both work and home.
Movies - again eclectic - Shawshank Redemtion, Avatar, The Legend
of Bagger Vance, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Salmon Fishing in Yemen,
The Man From Snowy River, Chick flicks, Dramas, Historical Fiction,
Food films. Have been known to watch the Lethal Weapons series and
love a good, "come from behind" underdog wins sports movie,
NPR - (That's CBC radio here in Canada) Love a good driveway
I keep up with news and current events. Actually, I'm kind of a
news junkie. I read the news pretty much every day and am
politically aware but not politically active (I don't get into
campaigns or party activities or anything like that).
I appreciate local, organic, sustainably produced food. It is a big
part of my work in sustainability and I enjoy hunting for the
excellent local suppliers growing my own when possible and doing
some foraging. I'm particular about where I eat -- chef-owned
restaurants are a favorite, as well as the local dive gems. Any
place that takes good food seriously and makes their menu their
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Awesome days that unfold into lifelong memories
Adventures - Exploring
Good friends - good conversations
Mountain vistas and incredible sunsets
Wild water -lakes,streams, rivers and oceans
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Problem solving, answering "why" questions, pondering places to
explore or new recipes to cook. Learning new things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends - Its been busy at work - so usually home relaxing -sipping
a glass of wine, reading, watching a movie or taking a walk.....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
We'll chat about this later?
OK - I do like good sex, why not be open about it? But, I don't
sleep around. Find I most enjoy it when there's a connection or
chemistry, so one night stands are rarely worth it.
I like to sing during road trips, and sometimes in the
How's that for opposite ends of the spectrum?
The other stuff - you'll have to figure out later....
You should message me if
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I cancelled my A-list account, certainly not worth the money. So, I
won't see if you "like" me. Feel free to reach out instead.
You are passionate about something in your life - training for a
race or challenge, the work you do....I'm realizing that I'm best
matched with someone who's passion can match my own.
I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in chatting, a fun
activity partner, seeing what's possible in this wide-wide world,
or if anything I wrote resonates with you. Or.....
Don't bother reaching out if you haven't bothered to fill out your
profile or provide a photo. Also, not interested in hearing from
20-somethings (sorry - I like you, but I've also managed you in a
professional setting, and appreciate the perspective of a man close
to my age or older than me). Really - you won't sway me on either
of the two points and you will not receive a response from me.
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