(And for you long-time Portlanders, despite my username, no I was not in the Dharma Bums, although they were a great band back in the day. I was, however, in a number of other bands in the late 80s-early-90s).
I love spending time with my son (he's 20, smarter than me, and currently lives with his mom), listening to music, reading, writing, exercising, and wandering (usually aimlessly) through the great outdoors, rain or shine. I work a lot but also try to make time for play and for being a lazy bum.
I see a sense of humor as a necessary survival skill, and someone who can converse about the deepest, heaviest topics but still retain a Taoist-like sense of humor about it all is someone I automatically like. Besides humor, I guess I’m attracted to an odd mix of wicked sass, edgy intelligence, and a sense of romance about love and about life in general.
I tend to be easy-going but occasionally intense (especially when I'm working). I try to keep in shape but I’m no Adonis (workin' on it!). I feel confident in myself but I’m also aware that I have my moments of neurotic self-loathing (they pass pretty quickly most of the time). I'm also kind of a geek, and know far too much about sci-fi books and movies than I like to admit, And while some say I am dark and mysterious, the truth is I'm usually pretty easy to read. Most of my moods can be determined by looking at my eyes, but I will never hesitate to tell you what I'm thinking if you ask me.
Friends say I'm generous, maybe a little too trusting, I smell nice (usually), and am good in a crisis (but please, let's keep the crises to minimum, mmmkay?) Like a good snow shovel or a fire extinguisher, I've been told I'm "great to have around."