Who are "we" (in 30 seconds or less)? Well, we're relatively "thoughtful," and relentlessly ponder "down to earth" intellectual pursuits; however, never without the whole-hearted interest and full consent of all of our companions. We try to have as few illusions as possible, and be as balanced, and wholesome as we can. And as you might have noted at this point, for us, some healthy sense of direction, combined with open-mindedness, is an important trait. As is humor, and an amiable disposition.
Most importantly, we place the highest value in honesty, integrity, trust, caring, and love; usually displayed by some degree of selfless consideration and kindness. It's also important to recognize that some of the most "difficult" and hardest to precisely "define" words in life, are also the most powerful, and really important ones!
We sail allot, and we live on a 47' sailboat.
Education/Occupation(s)/Background: She has dual degrees in applied math/computer science and graphic arts, and currently working on a BA in Nursing (Registered Nurse). (100% Native American Indian) He has 11 degrees (yes, really), and is an entrepreneur, a systems & infrastructure architect, and researcher and inventor in an R&D environment.
We are looking for sailing buddies, and are looking for people who would like to try sailing out, and possibly join us regularily for sailing trips. The most important thing is having enough in common to be interesting for everyone. We usually find women to be better sailing companions, as they are often more fun, and more personable! And we find them to more comfortable to hang out with.
We have a specific goal in mind, in the longer term, although it is NOT required. We are looking to build up a crew of "Sailing-Buddies", who would be willing to join us for 4-day to 12-day "weekends" to Catalina Island and other SoCal oceanic destinations through-out the summer, we usually plan on going at least once, and often twice a month. And the Sunday sailing works out as a bit of a practice and training for these longer trips.
We really need at least one more person for these trips, because at least a 3rd, and even a 4th, crew member is required/strongly-preferred for docking, standing watches, and generally having fun on these trips! And many of our friends can't seem to find the time off from work for as many of the 4-to-12 day weekends as we like to take, although they always throughly enjoy them!
So if you are interested in joining us for these 4-to-12 day weekends to Catalina Island through-out the summer, we have a second stateroom, forward, with a queen size bed. If you would like to consider going on one of these trips, you would need to get to know us, get some sailing practice with us on Sunday's, and then make your intentions and reservation known early!
So we often invite friends to share these experiences with us, when there's something good that they wish to see/hear:
[See the concert schedule here]:
And remember, Humpherey's usually fills-up the schedule as the season gets closer, and they keep updating their schedule throughout the season…
There is no cost; of course, but there are a few requirements. Friends who join us, usually bring the food and libations (drinks). Since this is our home, and it is a very intimate venue, we are comfortable with only a few people. And we like to meet people, before we invite them over for concerts, or sailing.
We have many more potential "favorites". Some others would be “Castaway”, "Kingdom of Heaven", “American Beauty”, “Pulp Fiction”, "Amores Perros", “From Dusk till Dawn”, “Dancing at the Blue Iguana”, "The Bucket List", "Y tu mamá también", "Inglorious Bastards", “Black Snake Moan”, “Rain over Me”, "Shawshank Redemption", "Snatch", "Transformers...", "Avatar", "Zombieland", "Lucky Number Slevin", "Fracture", "Sin City", "Iron Man", "Crash", Disney stuff... like: "Shrek...", "Wall-E", "Toy Story...", "Despicable Me", "Lion King", "The Golden Compass", "King Arthur", "300", "13th Warrior", "Gladiator", "Braveheart", "Troy", "X-Men..." movies, “The Lord of the Rings...” movies, the “Star” Wars & Trek sagas, the "Terminator..." movies, and the "Matrix..." movies. We like movies, and watch them instead of watching TV.
We also read quite a bit, science, both technological and technical (they’re different), biblical, and philosophical kinds of titles.
Our music favorites have a wide spectrum, but it would probably be hard rock-and-roll-blues like Pink-Floyd, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, and Jimi Hendrix, among many others, and straight-up blues like BB King, among others, that we like the best. We also like a number of other styles that range from Classical to Peruvian and sometimes Salsa and Meringue to Gregorian Chants. We tend not to like country "Twang" or "Phht!" Rap, although there are even a few pieces in each that we like. We tend to dislike some of the repetitive "Pop" music, but others we like very much.
Basically, we don't watch TV, we don’t even have an active TV feed. However, when we did watch, our list of TV programs was pretty much exclusively things without commercials (using DVR’s exclusively). The girl of us (actually both of us to some degree, but the girl more) also loves to watch professional football games, if the games are a close match, and intensely played. We don't watch much other sports.
There is very little edible, that we would not try eating, so long as it was prepared in a reasonably safe, balanced and healthy way. And at the very "tip-top" of our list would probably be wild-caught sushi and sushimi, along with a juicy, range-fed, barbecued steak. But the majority of what we eat is organic vegetables, fruits and legumes. Our parrot's favorite food is unquestionably chicken! Really - and though it may sound cannibalistic to some, it is not . The difference between an African Grey and a chicken is as large as the difference between you and a cow!
-Each other's company... (We are still "totally" in love)
-Our African Grey Parrot (he's the dog, and our friend)
-Our boat, or something like it.
-Our ability to explore...
-Our ability to play...
-Having FUN at what we do... (yes, we thought 7 was better!)
For our main activities, we tend to love sailing, anchoring out in quiet coves, long walks along the shore, hiking, camping, light mountain climbing (free climbing), scuba diving, swimming in the open ocean, traveling, sometimes dancing, and, to some degree, working out. We try to go explore exotic locations and take up an adventure whenever it is reasonable, and we can manage to come up with a good enough reason to justify doing it.
We regularly (twice a year – which we hope is the right balance) participate in whole long-weekends with the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and Renaissance Faire kinds of events (medieval costumes, full-on sword fighting in 80 lbs of armor, belly dancing and wild parties around the camp fires.)
See: a CBS video profile on the SCA:
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vljdsfphks&search=sca ]
and a VOA (Voice of America) profile story:
[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJA1-RpHWkE ]
if you are interested.
We like to play bridge and some other card games, chess, computer games, and sometimes board games; for the express purpose of facilitating regular social interactions with friends. Once in a while, we even participate in role-playing games like D&D (but not too often, as our time is limited, and there are often much better things to do with our time).
We are actively engaged in our boat's repairs and maintenance. So we do a fair amount of electrical/mechanical, composites-working, metal-working and canvas-working activities.
And we are extensively involved in inventing, robotics, and bringing new technologies to market. And sometimes in developing computer simulations, animations and digital objects/art. We also always have at least two or three serious R&D projects going on, often in collaboration with UCSD.
Most of all, we like each other's company, and try to have fun at whatever we are doing.