Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm witty, smart, loyal, funny, educated, caring, mostly mature,
still climb trees, mischevious, take care of myself, and like both
physical activities and things that will stimulate my mind. So some
days it is hiking, kayaking, or fishing; other days it is an art
gallery, bookstore, or movie.
I have a young daughter part time. She is an adventure and means
the world to me.
I bought a house in 2007 now cannot complain about being bored.
There is always something to do weather or not I want to do it. My
talents include nearly everything that a fixer upper requires. But
that's not really who I am except that I am good with my hands, a
problem solver, and I like projects.
I have an MFA and though I haven't made 'real' art in a long time I
do look at the world with artists eyes. Colors, shapes,
compositions are everywhere and endlessly changing and intriguing.
As I write this I can see out my bathroom window which is framing a
hawthorne branch coming into the picture frame from the top right
loaded with red berries. From the bottom left a branch of a
japanese maple with it's orange green leaves. Then in the
background, two yellow green pears hanging against the backdrop of
a dark green laurel. I could stare at that for hours. Sometimes the
world is electrifying in it's intensity. Annie Dillard summed it up
"After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place,
the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances,
flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness...The
whole show has been on fire from the word go. I come down to the
water to cool my eyes. But everywhere I look I see fire; that which
isn't flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames."
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Having as much fun as possible. I work as a landscape designer and
installer. It keeps me toned, outside, and sometimes muddy. The
best is when you install your own design. Did you ever draw your
fantasy house or castle when you were a kid? Well I get to do that
for a garden then actually build it.
But at the core of this question is the spiritual journey we are
all on. I suppose what I'm actually doing with my life is finding
the best way to make myself, thus others happy. I think it was Rumi
who said, "don't do what you think is good for the world, do what
makes you smile because what the world needs is more people that
smile." I try to live a low impact life and think about how my
actions will effect others and the environment.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Riding a bike, skiing, route finding, gardening, fixing things,
creative problem solving, giving massages, being goofy, kissing,
eating good food, sometimes cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I need a haircut? My smile I suppose, or that they instantly
feel comfortable around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Mmm, so many favorite books. My all time fav is Winters Tale by
Mark Helprin. I read it 5 years ago and upon finishing it thought
I'd never be able to read another book again. Nothing would
compare. Reread it this year and fortunately had forgotten a lot.
Let's see, Corelli's Mandolin, Time Travelers Wife, The English
Patient, Life of Pi, and Midnights Children to name a few. I have
to admit I am a Tolkien geek. I typically reread the trilogy once
every couple years. I also read some poetry, Billy Collins is on my
Food, just about anything. I am eternally modifying my top 5 food
list but sushi is always there as are ripe mangos. I try to eat
healthy and when buying groceries buy local and organic.
Music is all over the place to. These days I'm into Euphoria, Kings
of Leon, Steve Earle, world music, Kexp, Blue Man group, Sufjan
Stevens, and the soundtrack from the movie "Once." But of course
going to high school 'dazed and confused' in the late 70's I can
still rock out to Zepplin.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends, a book, my flyrod, getting my hands in the dirt, a good
I.P.A. rope swings in the summer. And kissing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I wouldn't say there is a typical Friday. Sometimes staying at home
reading or watching a movie, sometimes out with friends, sometimes
getting gear together for a weekend adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm not afraid to talk about anything but here? I'll tell you
anything you want to know in person.
You should message me if
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