At a social gathering, I'd rather chat with the person perusing the bookshelf than listen to the life of the party tell yet another joke. My closest friends tend to be offbeat, nerdy, or eccentric. They're almost always more interesting than the guy who's tap dancing for attention.
Though I'm not terribly athletic, I try to go to the gym at least three times a week, and I try to eat right. I'm lucky enough to be able to walk to work, so I do that when I can. I also enjoy hiking, especially near water.
After editing bad prose all day, I like to cleanse my mental palate with music or a good book. I have eclectic taste in both, and my apartment is stuffed with books and CDs. I even have some vinyl tucked away in a closet. I'm also a film nerd, and I like to search out odd overlooked gems for my Netflix queue.
I love to travel, too. I've been to Japan, Korea (twice), Thailand, Ukraine, Chile, and Argentina. One day I hope travel to Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and Tibet. I have a good friend from Peru who has promised to show me Machu Picchu someday and treat me to a frog smoothie.
I enjoy being immersed in another culture and having to make my own way using nothing but my wits and a Lonely Planet guide. So far, getting lost has been more exhilarating than dangerous. I love to swap travel stories, keeping in mind that just going to the grocery store can be an adventure if you're in the right frame of mind.
I'm looking for a woman with a vivid imagination, a smidgen of intellectual curiosity, and a capacious spirit who reads a book once in a while and doesn't mind subtitles. Of course, warmth and a sense of humor trump everything. A little nerdy doesn't hurt, either.
I've been told that I'm kind, funny, smart, and "sweet." I've never quite known what to do with "sweet." If men were peppers, I guess I'd be a bell pepper rather than a jalapeno. But I'd like to think I'm a bell pepper with potential.