Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm not usually one to post a shirtless pic but the photographer
insisted it would get positive responses. I'm skeptical, but
curious. Was she right? Let me know! :-)
My deal is this: I'm in a solid long-term open relationship with a
remarkable woman (mk4935) with whom I continue to fall deeper in
love. She dates other people, I date other women. We support each
other in this and feel it's a more honest way to live. It is not
necessary that you meet her, but it is mandatory that you accept
and respect our relationship.
The happiness I experience in my situation is testament to the fact
that I am not much of the same person I was ten years ago. The
Christianity I was raised with is gone as I find a godless universe
more sensible. Male chauvinism has been replaced by feminism. I was
once ashamed of my sexual desires and ideals -- now I embrace them.
I am more authentic, more encouraging, more engaged in
The first thing I would devote more time and energy to if I had it
is climbing. I started rockclimbing about a year and a half ago (as
an alternative to the Y membership I wasn't using enough) and it
has become a favourite part of my life. I love the individual
challenge of the sport, the meditative aspect of training your
attention on every part of your body to complete a move. [For the
climbers out there, I have sent a few 5.12s, but most days I stick
to 10's and 11's. I boulder some. Need to do a lead course.] I'm
always eager to show a newbie the ropes, so if you're interested in
trying it out, let me know!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work-wise, I'm currently doing roof repairs. I enjoy the problem
solving, the views of the city, the fresh air, but the bad days can
be oh so bad, and it's not the best job for the winter, so I'm
experimenting with going into business for myself, doing other
handy-person work. I built a deck for a neighbour this past summer
and really enjoyed it.
I'm focussing more on my climbing since my girlfriend is in South
America for a few weeks and I have a lot of extra free time. Doing
a lot of personal reflection too.
I'd really like to go to Burning Man one of these years. I'd also
really like to move to California and get away from winter once and
for all. Maybe this will be the year... we'll see.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making breakfast. I buy eggs with rich orange yolks, properly
smoked and cured bacon from a local butcher. Kicking Horse coffee
with cream and turbinado sugar. Sea salt. Yogurt. Steamed veg. I
cook most things in a cast iron pan. (If you cook and don't have
one, get one and learn how to use it. It changed my life.) Knowing
a delicious breakfast is only 20 minutes away makes it easier to
get out of bed in the morning.
Making dessert. Cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes. I love making
desserts for special occasions that appeal to both the eye and the
palette. Lately I've been working on my ricotta cheesecake. I
suppose I could have just said that I'm good at cooking, but
dessert and breakfast are what I most like to make.
Being thoughtful. I studied science in school and was aiming to be
a physicist for a while. It trained me to be open-minded, to
remember my own bias, and to look at things from as many angles as
possible. One of my favourite quotes is something Stanley Kubrick
said: "What chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and
think about whether it's really a good idea and whether there are
other, better ideas."
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm confident in my physical appearance and I can make conversation
easily enough, but I'm actually not all that noticeable at first. I
have been described as being 'very chill' and 'surprisingly
awesome' which, if you'll pardon my ego, I think is accurate. I
have a fair amount going on in my head at any given moment but if
I'm in unfamiliar company, it only comes out if I think it's worth
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Top of the must-read list for me is a classic from the
1930's, Dale Carnegie's "How to Make Friends and Influence People."
It's like a book of social interaction cheat codes. I like stuff
like that, things that will improve my ability to live life by
reading and applying. Timothy Ferriss' "4-Hour Work Week" is
another example of something like this. I am not always the best at
applying the advice but learning the principles involved is good
Magazines: I subscribe to New Scientist and Cooks Illustrated. I
love these not just for their content, but also for their approach
to their subjects. CI takes a scientific approach to cooking, and
an unnamed founding member of NS is reported to have said that "our
philosophy at New Scientist is that science is interesting and if
you don't agree you can f*** off!"
Movies: Nothing stands out at the moment. I like the odd
documentary and there are plenty of good ones. I'll watch anything
with Cameron Diaz.
Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Good Wife and I still watch TBBT.
I'm invested in the characters and it's 20 min of predictabl...
Whatever. I don't have to explain myself. I enjoy it. Deal with it.
Just started watching Masters of Sex and I really love it.
Music: I just bought three CDs for the first time in a long time.
Foo Fighters, (this latest album is a disappointment compared to
Echoes) a David Bowie collection, and, um, Iggy Azalea's album.
Yeah, when I first heard 'Fancy' I thought "'fast lane from LA to
Tokyo?' Who is this ridiculous person" but then I gave her a chance
and I can't deny she really is the sh!t.
Food: I love going out to eat at places where they are passionate
about the food they serve. Two of my favourites are Canoe and
Farmer's Daughter, where you can get a seat at a counter
overlooking the kitchen and talk to the chefs. One of these
experiences is what made me want to try working in a kitchen.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A subtle alarm clock.
A proper breakfast.
Something to climb.
Space of my own.
A bike fit for navigating through the herd of cattle known as
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The GSElevator twitter feed and whether I should go back to school
and become a banker. ;)
I'm fascinated by the idea of free will and whether we actually
have it. If we are just a collection of atoms and chemicals
interacting, then how does consciousness arise? What am I?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Could be anything. Best night out I have had recently was
Halloween. (LOL Actually, I've had great nights since Halloween,
just don't have time to update this at the moment!) Went to the
Kubrick exhibit, had dinner at The Rex, walked around Church Street
checking out everyone's costumes, then stopped at a friend's place
on the way home for a couple drinks. This past weekend I went
climbing with some friends then had Korean Barbecue. I'm pretty
easygoing. I've gone to an AA meeting with a friend before just to
see what it was like.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You should message me if
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I'm looking for someone I can spend the occasional evening/night
with, maybe once every week or two. You must be ok with my open
relationship. I prefer that you be seeing someone else besides me.
I don't want to be solely responsible for anyone's sexual
By the way, If you have zero romantic interest in me at all but
want to go climbing, I would be up for that.
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